Four Christmases took in an impressive $46.7 million this weekend, in an amount that can be equated to the Thanksgiving holiday (coupled with black Friday) and the fact that schools were out because of that holiday.
With its’ performance over the weekend, Christmases became the third highest grossing film to open over the Thanksgiving holiday. Toy Story 2 debuted to $80.1 million, and last year’s Enchanted opened to $49.1 million.
The team of Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn easily defeated competition from Twilight, Bolt, Quantum of Solace and Australia. Those four films, respectively, took in $39.5 million, $36 million, $28.1 million and $20 million over the five-day gross period.
The most interesting performance from this weekend wasn’t in the top-five.
Milk, Gus Van Sant’s film starring Sean Penn, pulled in $1.9 million in just 36 theaters. Milk, at the moment, is one of the favorites for the Best Picture Oscar.
On a personal note, I saw Role Models last night, and it was one of the most enjoyable movie-going experiences I’ve had in a while. I highly recommend it, unless you have young kids (like one couple had last night), then you might want to protect them from the movie’s foul language and actions.
Did you see any of these films over the weekend? What did you think about them?