twilight breaking dawn 1 robert kristen new batch Box Office 'The Muppets' can't top 'Breaking Dawn Part 1' Friday“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” has not relinquished its hold on the Thanksgiving box office after Friday night (Nov. 25), as it earned $16.9 million according to studio estimates. The fourth “Twilight” movie is on track to earn over $60 million during the five-day holiday weekend, which would bring its domestic total near the $250 million mark.

“The Muppets” earned an estimated $12.3 million on Friday, which puts its five-day estimates over $40 million. Not a bad opening for the first theatrical “Muppet” movie since 1999’s “Muppets from Space.”

“Happy Feet 2” was third with $5.1 million, followed by the two new family releases – “Arthur Christmas,” with $4.55 million and “Hugo,” with $4.53 million.

 The rest of the Top 12 is as follows:

6. “Jack and Jill,” $3.8 M
7. “Immortals,” $3.5 M
8. “Puss in Boots,” $2.96 M
9. “J. Edgar,” $1.99 M
10. “A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas,” $630,000
11. “My Week with Marilyn,” $607,000
12. “Moneyball,” $125,000

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."