An unknown but wise person once said, “Gratitude is the best attitude,” and I for one couldn’t agree more. A group of great films were featured during a record-breaking week of giving thanks for movies big and small (oh, and family, friends and feasts galore), leaving moviegoers (and studio executives) with the best attitude. Following an early, extended movie weekend, box office results rolled in, and we found the sun refused to set on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part II as it rested comfortably once again at the #1 setting with $64 million in ticket sales over the five-day holiday weekend. James Bond continued to watch the Skyfall from the #2 location with $51 million while the #3 spot went to Lincoln, who celebrated an all-American holiday by joining his box-office buddies with $34.1 million. The newly-released animated Rise of the Guardians rose among the ranks to the #4 position with $32.6 million. Also new to theaters and sailing in at 5th place was the adventure-filled Life of Pi with $30.2 million domestically.
Teenage vampires, an American President, British spy, and the profitable Life of Pi, not to mention Christmas’s biggest star, Santa Claus, illuminated seaside movie days all the more during the most gratifying of weeks.
What movies were you most grateful for this week?