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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.
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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

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