“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” W.T. Ellis
It was all about the journey this weekend as we found the merriest of movies residing in the hearts of silver screen fans meriting even Santa’s approval. Audiences may have dropped significantly for The Hobbit: (but) An Unexpected Journey surprised no one when he arrived at the #1 spot at the box office once again with $36.7 million. Jack Reacher reached (Christmas)town, delivering his own brand of surprises while finding a home at second place with a modest $15.6 million. Coming in third, This is 40 arrived just in time to wish everyone a Happy Holidays in 40 different ways with $12 million. Rise of the Guardians, clearly the most seasonal movie, ended the weekend before Christmas in fourth place with $5.9 million. Everyone’s current favorite movie president, Lincoln rounded out the top five with $5.6 million.
Quicker than Santa can reach us by sleigh, there’s a tale that reaches the heart of every holiday lover during this week of magic and movie delight.
From seaside days to starry nights, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good (movie) night!