There’s a new box office champion for the fourth consecutive week, as the Vince Vaughn-Reese Witherspoon holiday comedy Four Christmases debuted with a $46.7 million take to knock Twilight out of the top spot. This was a strong opening for Four Christmases despite generally poor reviews and word-of-mouth.
Twilight earned $39.5 million in second place, while the Disney family movie Bolt came in third with $36 million in receipts.
The heavily-publicized Hugh Jackman-Nicole Kidman epic Australia took in a disappointing $20 million, and proves once again that Kidman is simply not worth her high salary. When is the last time one of her movies actually earned some decent money?
Two other new films debuted well enough to place in the top 10: Transporter 3, which grossed $18.5 million, and the Sean Penn movie Milk, with a paltry $1.87 million in sales.
Here’s the complete Top 10 at the box office for the weekend ending 11/30/08:
- Four Christmases, $46.7 million
- Twilight, $39.5 million
- Bolt, $36 million
- Quantum of Solace, $28.1 million
- Australia, $20 million
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, $19.6 million
- Transporter 3, $18.5 million
- Role Models, $7.81 million
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, $2.19 million
- Milk, $1.87 million