'Christmases' winning Thanksgiving b.o.
Comedy has rung up $28.2 mil since WednesdayIt looks like Warner Bros.' "Four Christmases" will top the Thanksgiving weekend boxoffice – big time.
So far, the seasonal comedy – which stars Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon as a couple caught trying to ditch the relatives over Christmas – has rung up an estimated $28.2 million since unspooling on Wednesday.
"Christmases" was one of three wide openers this weekend, all of which bowed the day before Turkey Day to take full advantage of the long, holiday-bolstered session. The critically panned pic shrugged off such brickbats to take in an impressive $13.2 million on Friday alone.
Fox's relatively well-reviewed Baz Luhrmann-helmed action adventure "Australia," starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, has registered $10.9 in opening coin through Friday. That included a $5.7 million Friday gross.
In a surprisingly light debut, Lionsgate 's Jason Statham starrer "Transporter 3" has rung up just $11 million since Wednesday but fell behind the Oz pic in Friday tallies, with a daily haul of just $4.8 million.
In a limited opening, Focus Features bowed Gus Van Sant's Harvey Milk biopic "Milk" in 34 theaters, grossing $990,000 since Wednesday. This included a $500,000 Friday tally. The period political drama represents another of the season's closely watched prestige titles, with Sean Penn's performance in the title role generating early favorable notices.