Breaking Dawn 2-peats. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 was Number One at the box office this weekend for the second weekend in a row with $42 Million for $221.3 Million so far. The Muppets premiered in Second Place with $29.5 Million. Happy Feet Two was Third with $13.4 Million. Arthur Christmas premiered in Fourth Place with $12.7 Million. Hugo was Fifth with $11.3 Million. Jack and Jill, Immortals, Puss in Boots, Tower Heist, and The Descendants rounded out the top ten respectively.
The Muppets is a 2011 American musical and comedy film, and the first Muppets theatrical release in 12 years, as well as the first Disney-produced Muppets film since 1996’s Muppet Treasure Island. In the film, Walter (performed by Peter Linz), the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and friend Mary (Amy Adams) must raise $10 million to save the Muppet Theater from Tex Richman (Chris Cooper), a businessman who plans to demolish the Muppet Theater to drill for oil. The film is directed by James Bobin, written by Segel and Nicholas Stoller, produced by Martin Baker, David Furnish, Segel, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and John Scotti, and features Bret McKenzie as the music supervisor.
Arthur Christmas is a 2011 British/American 3-D computer animated fantasy comedy film produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It was released on November 11, 2011, in the UK, and on November 23, 2011, in the USA. The film was directed by Sarah Smith, and it features voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Ashley Jensen. Set on the North Pole, the plot tells about Santa’s son Arthur Christmas, who must complete a mission before Christmas morning.
Hugo is a 2011 3D adventure drama film based on Brian Selznick’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, about a boy who lives alone in a Paris train station, and the enigmatic owner of a toy shop there. It is directed by Martin Scorsese and written by John Logan. It is a co-production of Graham King’s GK Films and Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil. The film stars Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, and Jude Law.