Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Teaser for 'Jurassic World' (4th Movie in Mega Franchise) Surfaces Teaser for 'Jurassic World' (4th Movie in Mega Franchise) Surfaces Watch Trailer For Controversial Artist Kara Walker’s Film ‘An Audience’ Watch Trailer For Controversial Artist Kara Walker’s Film ‘An Audience’ Watch Trailer for 'Storms of Carnage: The Black Panther Unleashed Part 2' (A Fan-Made Film) Watch Trailer for 'Storms of Carnage: The Black Panther Unleashed Part 2' (A Fan-Made Film) Rumorville - This Actor Just May Be in Contention to Play Apocalypse in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Rumorville - This Actor Just May Be in Contention to Play Apocalypse in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Watch Uncomfortable Interview Bill Cosby Gave to AP on Rape Allegations Watch Uncomfortable Interview Bill Cosby Gave to AP on Rape Allegations  Toni Morrison Breaks Down Race as a Social Construct to Stephen Colbert Toni Morrison Breaks Down Race as a Social Construct to Stephen Colbert Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad, Laurence Fishburne Will Celebrate August Wilson in PBS Special Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad, Laurence Fishburne Will Celebrate August Wilson in PBS Special Review: 'Seasons of Love' Might Be Yet Another Train Wreck of a Ratings Bonanza for Lifetime Review: 'Seasons of Love' Might Be Yet Another Train Wreck of a Ratings Bonanza for Lifetime Wow! BBC Announces That Idris Elba Will Return for a 2-Part 'Luther' Event Series in 2015 Wow! BBC Announces That Idris Elba Will Return for a 2-Part 'Luther' Event Series in 2015 Spike Lee’s Kickstarter-Funded 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' Finds a Distributor, Gets Release Date, Poster, Synopsis Spike Lee’s Kickstarter-Funded 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' Finds a Distributor, Gets Release Date, Poster, Synopsis Lupita Nyong'o Will Star in Mira Nair's 'Queen of Katwe' Film Adaptation (On Ugandan Chess Prodigy Phiona Mutesi) Lupita Nyong'o Will Star in Mira Nair's 'Queen of Katwe' Film Adaptation (On Ugandan Chess Prodigy Phiona Mutesi) Whoa! Steve McQueen & Harry Belafonte Are Teaming Up on a Paul Robeson Film. Will Be His Next Feature Whoa! Steve McQueen & Harry Belafonte Are Teaming Up on a Paul Robeson Film. Will Be His Next Feature Chris Rock on That Stubborn Burden of Representation Thing ("Black Fame" vs "White Fame") Chris Rock on That Stubborn Burden of Representation Thing ("Black Fame" vs "White Fame") Weekend B.O. Nov.14-16 (Why Didn’t 'Beyond the Lights' Light Up at the Box Office?) Weekend B.O. Nov.14-16 (Why Didn’t 'Beyond the Lights' Light Up at the Box Office?) White People Don't Get It Because They Never Had to White People Don't Get It Because They Never Had to Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Weekend B.O. Nov.23-25 (A Big Thanksgiving Weekend)

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act November 25, 2012 at 12:32PM

A lot of people were pretty much in a film-going spirit and went out to see movies, resulting in one of the biggest Thanksgiving film holiday seasons in recent years.
4
Flight

A lot of people were pretty much in a film-going spirit and went out to see movies, resulting in one of the biggest Thanksgiving film holiday seasons in recent years.

Nothing really could be considered a real box office disappointment, though Dreamworks Animation’s The Rise of the Guardians, while not a bust by a long shot, was expected to do somewhat better.

What’s more interesting at the moment is the terrific box office showing, so far, for Flight, a serious, R rated drama about addiction that wouldn't have been a problem for a major studio back during the 1970’s or 80’s, but nowadays would be considered as a huge box office risk, and would stay away from, even with an A-list actor such as Denzel Washington in the lead.

But as Tambay reported a few days ago (HERE), the fact that Washington took a 90% cut in his usual salary, with everyone else as well, taking major pay cuts to get the film made for $28 million, because they all believed in the material, shows that films like this and Argo can be made.

And, at this point, Flight is looking to do over $90 million easy, with Argo soon to hit the $100 million mark, proving that there definitely still is an audience for this type of adult movie. 

1) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Sum. $43,070,000 Total: $226,951,000
2) Skyfall Sony $36,000,000 Total: $221,720,000 $200
3) Life of Pi Fox $30,150,000
4) Lincoln BV $25,020,000 Total: $62,178,000
5) Rise of the Guardians P/DW $24,025,000 Total: $32,607,000
6) Wreck-It Ralph BV $16,760,000 Total: $149,512,000
7) Red Dawn FD $14,600,000 Total: $22,000,000 $65
8) Flight Par. $8,600,000 Total: $74,880,000
9) Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $4,623,000 Total: $6,451,000
10) Argo WB $3,875,000 Total: $98,114,000

Shadow & ActNewsletter