Shame, Coriolanus debut at box office as Breaking Dawn - Part 1 goes no 1
Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 should have it very easy this weekend without a single wide opener debuting at the box office. A rare occasion.
The first half of the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's massively popular book has already grossed over $228.1 million domestically, adding around $285 million overseas, for a worldwide gross of over $513 million.
Disney's The Muppets should finish in second in its sophomore weekend at the box office, showing a mediocre decline after debuting with $29.23 million over the Nov. 23-25 frame. Pic starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams, has a $45 million production, and has grossed $44.4 million domestically, while overseas figures are at a mere $1.6 million.
With a buffet of limited openers making their way into the box office, Fox Searchlight Pictures' Shame, starring current massive star Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, A Dangerous Method) opens in a mere 9 theaters, and is the cream of the crop, despite its NC-17 rating. Steve McQueen reunites with his Hunger star, with a cast including talented dramatist Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale and Hannah Ware.
Other indie flicks on offer are as follows:
The heavy Answers to Nothing, starring Dane Cook, Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz and Barbara Hershey. Matthew Leutwyler directs and writes. Pic gets 21 theaters for its run.
IFC's Sleeping Beauty directed and written by by Julia Leigh, with Sucker Punch star Emily Browning in the lead. Opens in 2 New York venues.
Lionsgate/Pantelion Films' foreign film Pastorela finds 55 theaters. Emilio Portes directs and scripts the comedy fantasy, starring Omar Ayala, Carlos Cobos and Joaquín Cosio.
Get more films opening this weekend in our Upcoming Movies page. Check back Saturday for a Friday box office post and of course Sunday for the weekend estimates.