- The Washington Times - Friday, November 20, 2009

There’s more to Thanksgiving week than Black Friday sales and a Thursday-afternoon football game: It also marks the traditional beginning of the holiday movie season. Here are the top five five-day Thanksgiving weekend openings, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

1. Toy Story 2 — The sequel to Pixar’s first hit was a big winner with audiences, taking in $80 million in its first five days in 1999.

2. Enchanted — The 2007 Amy Adams vehicle was like a cartoon brought to life, doing surprisingly brisk business at $49 million in its opening frame.

3. Four Christmases — This Vince Vaughn-Reese Witherspoon romcom is about a couple who hate heading to the various dinners being put on by their divorced parents — evidently a familiar predicament for many to judge from its holiday weekend take of $46 million.

4. Unbreakable — M. Night Shyamalan’s follow-up to his surprise smash “The Sixth Sense” opened to a healthy $46 million between Wednesday and Sunday, almost half of the film’s total haul.

5. A Bug’s Life — A Pixar film opens this list, and a Pixar film closes it out. Grossing just less than $46 million, the computer-animated flick sneaked into the top five.


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