For this 5-day Thanksgiving holiday, it looks like Twilight and female tweens and teens will go together like turkey and pumpkin pie. It's too soon to call the weekend movie-wise based just on Wednesday's grosses. But the expected frontrunner, New Line/Warner Bros' sour Four Christmases, came in only No. 2 with $6.1M from 3,310 theaters behind $8M from 3,419 venues for Summit Entertainment's no-sex, no-violence, no-stars vampire romance that should spend another weekend in No. 1. "All those kids out of school Friday helped Twilight. Four Christmases did not have that much family interest," one studio exec told me when first numbers came in from the North American box office. MovieTickets.com saw it coming and told me that low-cost blockbuster Twilight had sold more tickets on its site than Bolt, Quantum of Solace, Australia, and Milk combined early in the week.
So proud. Let's keep it going.