Saturday, December 3, 2011

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The weekend after Thanksgiving is among the slowest of the season, and 2011 isn't any different.our editor recommendsBox Office Preview: 'Shame,' Oscar Challengers Jockey for Position as Honours Season Gets Hotter 'Shame': Exactly what the Experts Are Saying'Shame' Director Steve McQueen on Making His NC-17 Sex Addiction Drama (Video)New Movie Reviews: 'Shame,' 'Sleeping Beauty,' 'Coriolanus' Striking Theaters Without any new wide releases, Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Beginning Part 1 ongoing to top the domestic box office, grossing $5.5 million on Friday for any cume of $235.9 million. The pic is on the right track for any $16.8 million weekend. Disney's kids pic The Muppets held at No. 2, grossing $2.8 million on its second Friday for any winning domestic cume of $48 million and forecasted $12 million weekend. PHOTOS: Films that Narrowly Prevented an NC-17 Not surprisingly, movies saw steep drops in the previous Friday, a vacation. Breaking Beginning was lower 67 percent in the previous Friday, while Muppets fell 77 percent. But overall, box office revenues for that weekend aren't likely to get behind 2010 levels. The actual action is one kind of award challengers. Martin Scorsese's Hugo upped its theater count by a lot more than 500 on Friday after being named best film of the season through the National Board of Review (Scorsese also won best director). Hugo, written by Vital, made $two million on Friday, putting it at No. 3. VIDEOS: THR's Honours Season Roundtable Series 2011: The Company directors Hugo, now playing in 1,840 locations, come in a detailed race Saturday or sunday with The new sony and Aardman's three dimensional family film Arthur Christmas. Arthur Christmas, playing in much more theaters, made $1.7 million on Friday from three,376 locations for any domestic cume of $19.six million. Both Arthur Christmas and Hugo are projecting a $7 million weekend. Additionally to Hugo, award challengers Shame, The Artist, The Descendants and My Week with Marilyn all did good business on Friday. COVER STORY: Martin Scorsese Talks 'Hugo,' How His 12-Year-Old Rules the Roost Shame's performance is especially impressive because it's ranked NC-17. From Fox Searchlight, the film made $110,476 from 10 theaters in five metropolitan areas. Directed by Steve McQueen, Shame stars Michael Fassbender like a sex addict. Carey Mulligan also stars. Searchlight's The Descendants, directed by Alexander Payne and headlining George Clooney, did good enough on Friday in the future in No. 6, grossing $1.4 million from only 574 locations for any cume of $14.3 million. Quiet film The Artist made a remarkable $55,574 on Friday because it broadened its achieve in to the Bay Area area. In the Weinstein Co., the honours darling has become playing in six theaters in La, NY and also the San Francisco Bay Area. The Weinsteins' honours hopeful My Week with Marilyn, starring Michelle Williams because the legendary Marilyn Monroe, arrived No. 12 on Friday, grossing $345,000 from 244 locations in top marketplaces for any cume of $1.4 million. PHOTO GALLERY: View Gallery The Dirty Dozen: Films that Narrowly Prevented an NC-17 Related Subjects Box Office The Muppets Shame Hugo

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