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'Four Christmases' dominates Thanksgiving box office

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, a few films are feeling nice and fat (Four Christmases, Twilight) and a few…well, let’s just say that their box office coffers could still use some stuffing (Australia, Transporter 3). So what were the big winners and losers from the first half of this long holiday weekend? Below, I’ve ranked the major movies at the multiplex by how much money they brought in on Wednesday and Thursday combined. (Special props to Four Christmases, the runaway champ on Thanksgiving day proper, with $8.9 mil.) And don’t forget to check back here on Sunday for a complete weekend wrapup in the Box Office Report, you turkeys!

1. Four Christmases – $15 mil

2. Twilight – $13.2 mil

3. Bolt – $9.4 mil

4. Quantum of Solace – $8.6 mil

5. Transporter 3 – $6.1 mil

6. Australia – $5.2 mil

7. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa – $4.9 mil

SATURDAY QUICK UPDATE: Four Christmases easily won Friday, as well, with $13.2 mil, versus $11 mil for Twilight. Australia continued to trail way back in sixth place, with $5.7 mil.

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Originally posted November 29 2008 — 5:43 AM EST

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