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FIRST BOX OFFICE: ‘Breaking Dawn’ #1 Again, ‘The Muppets’ #2, ‘Happy Feet’ #3, ‘Arthur Christmas’ #4, ‘Hugo’ #5

FIRST BOX OFFICE: ‘Breaking Dawn’ #1 Again, ‘The Muppets’ #2, ‘Happy Feet’ #3, ‘Arthur Christmas’ #4, ‘Hugo’ #5

WEDNESDAY 4 PM: My sources are giving me these early estimates for today’s movie openings and for the 5-day Thanksgiving holiday. Already it’s looking like some of the new family fare won’t speed out of the theatrical gate, leaving a clear path for Summit Entertainment’s holdover Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 to win the weekend derby.


Critics Consensus: The Muppets is Certified Fresh

This week at the movies, we've got a Muppet caper (The Muppets, starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams), a special delivery (Arthur Christmas, with voice work from James McAvoy and Hugh Laurie), and a cinematic fantasia (Hugo, starring Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz). It's been more than a decade since the Muppets were in multiplexes, but critics say it was worth the wait: they find The Muppets to be a joyous musical comedy.


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