Prognostications regarding Thanksgiving box office? The consensus is Tangled will end its opening five days in the #2 position:
"Tangled" ... is expected to earn $47 million. Exhibitor Relations expects $30 million of [the movie’s] take will come from Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That would put the film slightly ahead of last year’s "The Princess and the Frog", which earned $24 million its opening weekend
And Movie Web's Box Office Predictions has it in the same ballpark.
The movie is predicted to earn about $28.6 million in its opening week.
Question is, would that be $28.6 million for Wedneday through Sunday? Or Friday through Sunday?
By the end of the second weekend, Disney number crunchers will have a reasonably accurate idea how the Mouse's 50th animated feature is going to perform domestically. Will it gross three times its opening weekend? (Slight underperformer.) Four times its opening? (Solid.) Or will it rake in five times its initial roll-out? (Exemplary.)
Eighteen days hence, we should know.