November 30, 2008 / 8:36 PM / in 9 years

The top movies at the North American box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Following are the top 10 films at the North American box office for the three-day weekend beginning on November 28, led by new release “Four Christmases,” according to studio estimates compiled on Sunday by Reuters.

Five-day figures for new movies over the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday are reflected in the “Totals To Date” chart.

1 (*) Four Christmases ................... $31.7 million

2 (3) Bolt ............................... $26.6 million

3 (1) Twilight ........................... $26.4 million

4 (2) Quantum of Solace .................. $19.5 million

5 (*) Australia .......................... $14.8 million

6 (4) Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ........ $14.5 million

7 (*) Transporter 3 ...................... $12.3 million

8 (5) Role Models ........................ $ 5.3 million

9 (8) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas ..... $ 1.7 million

10 (*) Milk ............................... $ 1.4 million

NOTE: Last weekend’s ranking in parentheses. * = new release.

TOTALS TO DATE

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa .........$159.5 million

Quantum of Solace ...................$142.1 million

Twilight ........................... $119.7 million

Bolt ................................$ 66.7 million

Role Models .........................$ 57.9 million

Four Christmases ....................$ 46.7 million

Australia ...........................$ 20.0 million

Transporter 3 .......................$ 18.5 million

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas ......$ 5.2 million

Milk ................................$ 1.9 million

“Four Christmases” was released by Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc.

“Twilight” was released by Summit Entertainment LLC, which is privately held.

“Quantum of Solace” was released by Columbia Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp, which produced the film with closely held Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

“Bolt” was released by Walt Disney Pictures; and “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” by Miramax Films, both units of Walt Disney Co.

“Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” was produced by DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc, and distributed by Viacom Inc’s Paramount Pictures.

“Australia” was released by Twentieth Century Fox, a division of News Corp.

“Role Models” was released by Universal Pictures and “Milk” by Focus Features, both units of General Electric Co’s NBC Universal Inc.

“Transporter 3” was released by Lionsgate Entertainment.

Reporting by Dean Goodman; editing by Mohammad Zargham

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