Opening in eighth is Bad Santa 2 (read our review). The belated comedy sequel managed just $6.1 million for the 3-day weekend and $9 million over the 5-day Thanksgiving period. Despite the original’s status as a cult classic, the poor reception for the followup and more appealing newcomers and holdovers did Bad Santa 2 in. The film may not even be able to reap the benefits of playing through December, since the similarly-minded Office Christmas Party opens in a couple of weeks.
In ninth is Hacksaw Ridge. Mel Gibson’s latest directorial effort grossed $5.4 million in its fourth weekend, increasing its Stateside total to $52.2 million.
Capping off the top ten is The Edge of Seventeen. The coming-of-age dramedy earned $2.9 million over the weekend and now stands at $10.2 million for its domestic run.
[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates — based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, November 28 — at which time we’ll update this post with any changes.]