Movie fans continued to enjoy light holiday fare at the box office this weekend, ending December 7, giving the Reese Witherspoon/Vince Vaughn vehicle “Four Christmases” its second straight first place showing. The comedy raked in approximately $18.2 million for a total of $70.1 million to date, according to studio estimates.
The teen vampire romance “Twilight” continued it solid showing, sinking its teeth into a $13.2 million bite for second place in its third week out, and the animated children’s film “Bolt” from Disney earned $9.7 million for third place. Visionary filmmaker Baz Lehrman’s epic “Australia” was fourth in its second week out at $7 million.
The latest James Bond film, “Quantum of Solace,” earned $6.6 million for fifth place, and has taken in more than $150 million to date. A second children’s film, the animated “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” earned $5.1 million for sixth place, followed by “Transporter 3” with $4.5 million.
The bloody action film “Punisher: War Zone” made its debut at No. 8 with a gross of just $4 million. “Cadillac Records,” the critically acclaimed music film about the early days of legendary Chess Records, was just behind with $3.5 million in limited release.
Box Office Grosses
|1||Four Christmases (2008)||$18.2M||$70.8M|
|5||Quantum of Solace (2008)||$6.6M||$151M|
|6||Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)||$5.1M||$166M|
|7||Transporter 3 (2008)||$4.5M||$25.4M|
|8||Punisher: War Zone (2008)||$4M||$4M|
|9||Cadillac Records (2008)||$3.5M||$3.5M|
|10||Role Models (2008)||$2.62M||$61.7M|