Breaking Dawn held on to the top spot at the box office for the first two days of Thanksgiving weekend with $20.3 mil
As expected, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 held on to the top spot at the box office for the first two days of Thanksgiving weekend. The Muppets was easily the strongest out of the three new family-oriented releases, while Arthur Christmas and Hugo earned less than holdover Happy Feet Two.Based on studio estimates, Breaking Dawn added $12.5 million on Wednesday and $7.8 million on Thursday for a total of $20.3 million so far this weekend. For its opening week, the fourth Twilight movie grossed $179.3 million, which is off 4.7 percent fromNew Moon. Continuing along this trajectory, the movie looks poised to finish around $280 million. The Muppets debuted to $6.6 million on Wednesday and dipped a bit to $5.9 million on Thursday. Its $12.5 million two-day total is down from Enchanted’s $14.6 million at the same time in 2007. That movie wound up with over $49 million for the five-day frame, which puts The Muppets in line for over $40 million.