It was quite an unusual week at the US box office, as no new movies at all made it into the top 10, with older film merely shifting around a little. Things remained exactly the same at the top though, with Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 in the number 1 slot, despite dropping 60% from last weekend to $16.9 million, while The Muppets stayed at number 2 with an $11.2 million weekend gross.
The only notable new entry was outside the top 10. Many eyes were on Shame and whether the highly acclaimed movie could find box office success, despite getting an adults-only NC-17 rating, which many view as commercial suicide in the US (most companies would prefer to release a movie with no rating that having an NC-17 rating). While it only opened on 10 screens, it took $361,000, giving it by far the highest per-screen average on the chart. All eyes will now be on whether it can continue to do well as it expands onto more screens in the next few weeks.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of December 2nd-4th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1||$16.9||$247/3|
|5||Happy Feet Two||$6.0||$51.7|
|6||Jack And Jill||$5.5||$64.3|
|10||Puss In Boots||$3.0||$139.5|
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