Weekend Predictions: 'The Muppets,' 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I,' 'Hugo' and 'Arthur Christmas'

Featured Stories - on December 01, 2011 by Phil Contrino

112311predictions.pngNo new wide releases this coming weekend means there will be a battle of the holdovers at the box office. We're giving a slight edge to The Muppets.

Word of mouth is very strong for The Muppets thanks to more than 19,000 Flixster users combining to give the Disney flick an outstanding 92% approval rating. Facebook and Twitter activity remain healthy as well.

As of 4 p.m. PT, Fandango reports that The Muppets is responsible for 17% of daily sales.

Look for The Muppets to grab $16.5 million during its debut frame.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I won't be far behind The Muppets. In fact, there's still a strong chance that Summit's cash cow could stay #1 for the third weekend in a row. Even with drastic weekend-to-weekend declines, Breaking Dawn - Part I still has enough of a base to remain at the front of the pack.

Fandango reports that Breaking Dawn - Part I is responsible for 30% of daily sales.

Hugo looks to poised to pass Arthur Christmas after finishing behind it last weekend. Hugo's 87% approval rating from more than 10,100 Flixster trumps Arthur Christmas' 81% rating from nearly 8,000. Hugo will also be adding more theatersanother big advantage. 

Fandango reports that Hugo is responsible for 7% of daily sales, and Arthur Christmas trailing with 3%.

Hugo should take in $8 million to Arthur Christmas' $6.5 million.

Check out the rest of our top 10 predictions in the table below.


Title Release Date Distributor  Weekend Gross
The Muppets Nov 23, 2011 Disney
$16,500,000 $61,800,000
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Nov 18, 2011 Summit
$16,000,000 $246,500,000
Hugo Nov 23, 2011 Paramount
$8,000,000 $25,700,000
Arthur Christmas Nov 23, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$6,500,000 $24,500,000
Happy Feet Two Nov 18, 2011 Warner Bros.
$6,300,000 $52,200,000
The Descendants Nov 16, 2011 Fox Searchlight
$6,000,000 $19,000,000
Jack and Jill Nov 11, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$5,000,000 $63,900,000
Immortals Nov 11, 2011 Relativity Media
$4,500,000 $75,800,000
Tower Heist Nov 4, 2011 Universal
$3,800,000 $70,500,000
Puss in Boots (2011) Oct 28, 2011 Paramount / DreamWorks
$3,300,000 $139,800,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.


Tags: The Muppets, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I, Hugo, Arthur Christmas


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