“Script says – Happy Feet 2 sucks…” — Master Iron Fist
Twilight Continues Well. Muppets Strong.
1. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part One
Prediction: 39 million. Actual: 41 million
Drop was in line with previous Twilight entries. Film did hold its “event” feel and was never really threatened at the top spot.
Sensei’s streak of calling the correct #1 film extends to 2 weeks.
2. The Muppets
Prediction: 37 million. Actual: 29 million.
Film did reach a Smurfs-like opening. It’s also set up for a successful second week that could see it vault to the top box office spot.
Film received very high audience ratings and will continue to appeal to both younger and older audiences.
3. Arthur Christmas
Prediction: 17 million. Actual: #4 with 12 million.
Film did get a healthy boost off its Christmas themes, but should have been bigger. Can’t help but think that The Muppets will … now start to pull serious numbers away from this point on.
4. Happy Feet 2
Prediction: 16 million. Actual: #3 with 13.3 million.
As predicted, the film is a financial disaster. Falling victim to higher rated family fare and debasing its own concept has taken a very heavy toll on this one. Hopefully, Hollywood will learn a lesson from this.
5. Puss In Boots
Prediction: 10 million. Actual: #8 with 7.5 million.
Did not pick up the large share of Happy Feet 2′s bleeding numbers, but still did well. Mentioned Jack and Jill was looming and did jump over this with 10 million.
Hugo Prediction: 8 million. Actual: #5 with 11.3 million.
The Descendents Prediction: 4 million. Actual: #9 with 7.3 million.
Until next time,
Sensei White Lotus
All Twilight: Breaking Dawn images: © 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.
Puss In Boots image courtesy of DreamWorks Animation — The Muppets images: © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Arthur Christmas image: © 2011 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. — Happy Feet 2 photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.