Patrons flocked to the box office over the extended Holiday weekend, providing Hollywood with its own holiday prize, the second biggest Thanksgiving weekend ever....

Patrons flocked to the box office over the extended Holiday weekend, providing Hollywood with its own holiday prize, the second biggest Thanksgiving weekend ever. Studios estimate an overall 5-day total of $236 million, with Warner Bros.’ seasonal comedy “Four Christmases” leading the way a weekend total of $31.7 million. The comedy, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, was able to pull in a total take of $46.7 million over the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Disney’s animated “Bolt,” which features a dog who believes his fictional television star superhero powers are real, took the number two slot over the three-day period grossing $26.6 million, but finished third over the extended holiday weekend to the film “Twilight”. “Bolt” came in with $36 million over the five days compared to the $39.5 brought in by “Twilight”.

James Bond scored number four as Sony’s “Quantum of Solace” earned $19.5 million in its third weekend out, with 28.1 over the extended weekend. Rounding out the top five was “Australia” starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. The film earned $14.8 million over the weekend and $20 million since opening on Wednesday.

Gus Van Sant’s highly acclaimed “Milk” starring Sean Penn opened on only 36 screens, making a five-day debut of $1.87 million and a three-day count of $1.4. The Focus Feature biopic details the rise and subsequent assassination of San Francisco’s Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician. The film will expand in coming weeks.

AddThis Story to Your Favorite Social Bookmarking Site!

Box Office Grosses
Week Ending November 30, 2008

Rank Title Weekend Total Gross
1 Four Christmases (2008) $46.7M $46.7M
2 Twilight (2008/I) $39.5M $120M
3 Bolt (2008) $36M $66.9M
4 Quantum of Solace (2008) $28.1M $142M
5 Australia (2008) $20M $20M
6 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) $19.6M $160M
7 Transporter 3 (2008) $18.5M $18.5M
8 Role Models (2008) $7.81M $57.9M
9 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) $2.19M $5.16M
10 Milk (2008) $1.87M $1.87M