Generally speaking, Thanksgiving not only marks the prelude of a month-long shopping season, but also the prosperity in movie market. In fact, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, various most expected movies of the year tend to be released. For one thing, Oscar 2013 is drawing nearer and nearer; for another, movie producer wishes to gain more profits from the holiday season when audiences can get enough leisure time. Now as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has made a good start for Thanksgiving Day movies with 141 million-dollar box office, 2012 Thanksgiving movies are promising to create a new record in box office.
For people who are trying to figure out 2012 Thanksgiving ideas, they can try to watch Thanksgiving Day movies. However, as there are various Thanksgiving Day movies in the market, it's not an easy task to decide which one to watch. Therefore, this post will cover top 5 Thanksgiving Day movies. Here Thanksgiving movies refer to those movies released in the week of Thanksgiving Day. Moreover, the ranking of the Thanksgiving movies are in accordance with their performance in the opening weekend.
1. Toy Story 2
As one of the most profitable Pixar animated movies, Toy Story 2 wins over 57 million dollars in three-day opening. Therefore, it turns out to be the Thanksgiving Day movie with best opening weekend performance. As the sequel to Toy Story, Toy Story 2 mainly focuses on the adventures of Woody and his friends. In the movie, after Woody is stolen by toy collector, he tries his way back to his friends. Meanwhile he needs to face the temptation of immortality in a museum. Though released on November 24, 2009, this Thanksgiving movie has turned out to be a real legendary.
Tangled is another animated movie that rules Thanksgiving movie market. Released on November 24, 2010, this Thanksgiving Day movie gains over 48 million dollars in opening weekend. Tangled is a movie centering on the love story between a princess and a thief. Rapunzel has magically long hair and has been prisoned by Mother Gothel in a towel all her life. One day, a thief accidentally comes to the tower and begins an adventure with Rapunzel. However, as Mother Gothel finds out their escape, she decides to do something. Though various movies have been made basing on this fairy tale, none can be as influential as this one.
Released in November 2007, Enchanted received over 34 million dollars in the opening weekend. Similar to Snow White in plot, this Thanksgiving Day movie mainly focuses on the crazy love between Giselle and Philip. In the movie, Giselle who lives in a cartoon world is brought to the real modern city after being pushed into a magic well. There, the innocent princess must make a living with her own hands. Luckily, she gets the help from a kind man named Philip who falls in love with her. When the evil queen tries to poison the princess, Philip must rescue his lover with kiss of true love.
4. 101 Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians is a 1996 comedy that won over 33 million dollars in box office. With such wonderful opening weekend performance, this Thanksgiving Day movie makes the image of those Dalmatians world famous. In this movie, a woman wants to kill Dalmatians for their fur but she doesn't know where to find them. When a family with two Dalmatians appears, she gets her plan to kidnap the puppies only to find various animals then gang up against her. In the end, all the animals she kidnapped are set free.
5. A Bug's Life
It seems that animated movies are more favored during Thanksgiving holiday. As a Thanksgiving Day movie with over 33 million dollars in the opening weekend, A Bug's Life ranks fifth among all Thanksgiving Day movies. This movie mainly tells about brave adventure of an ant named Flik. In the movie, Flik is blamed for the losses of food in an attack made by grasshoppers. He tries to make self-redemption by finding powerful allies to fight against grasshoppers. He recruits a group of bugs without knowing they are circus members. In the end, Felik gets the kingdom of ant untied to beat the enemies.