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'Four Christmases' Jingles for Second Time at the Box Office

December 9, 2008, 1:52 am GMT

The holiday comedy film starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn, 'Four Christmases', still dominates the box office chart, while 'Twilight' climbs up a spot to the runner-up position.



The holiday spirit is all around with "Four Christmases" remaining atop the North American box office. Becoming the indisputable #1 movie at the chart this weekend, December 5 to 7, the romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn has brought in another $16.8 million to the total of $69.4 million.

Screened at 3,335 theaters across the U.S., this New Line Cinema film experiences a 46.1% decrease in sales from its last week $31.1 million bow. Of "Four Christmases" success staying at the top position, Box Office Mojo president Brandon Gray claims that the film "had a deep hold as far as post-Thanksgivings go".

On the other top five movies, "Twilight" climbs up a slot to the runner-up position with $13 million. Switching places with "Bolt" which was last week's runner-up, the Catherine Hardwicke-directed vampire drama has collected $138.4 million cume over its three weekend viewing in theaters. Meanwhile, "Bolt" rakes in around three million less than "Twilight" with $9.8 million.

Another movie moving up the box office ladder is "Australia". The Baz Luhrmann epic drama starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman secures the fourth position, pulling in $7.1 million over the weekend. Rounding up the top five is "Quantum of Solace" with another $6.8 million to the total of $151.6 million.

Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for December 5-7:

  1. "Four Christmases" - $16.8 million
  2. "Twilight" - $13 million
  3. "Bolt" - $9.8 million
  4. "Australia" - $7.1 million
  5. "Quantum of Solace" - $6.8 million
  6. "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" - $5.1 million
  7. "Transporter 3" - $4.7 million
  8. "Punisher: War Zone" - $4.3 million
  9. "Cadillac Records" - $3.4 million
  10. "Role Models" - $2.6 million


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