Last weekend’s returns at movie theater box offices were, perhaps, not all that surprising. The latest installment in the Twilight series remains on top, followed, for a second straight week, by “Skyfall,” the latest James Bond movie.
The one shift in the top five was a flip-flopping of the number 3 and 4 movies. Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” fell one place, as the animated film, “Rise of the Guardians” took over the third place spot.
That movie is based on a series of children’s books that bring together the lives of the heroes of childhood – Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and others in a collective battle against the villain Pitch.
"Once you find out the truth about these guys... there's no going back. So if you can just sort of keep that spark alive a little longer, it seems worthy." - William Joyce, author of "The Guardians of Childhood" series
The series was dreamed up – and illustrated in print - by author William Joyce, who co-wrote the screenplay. There are actually two lines in the series – a set of picture books, and a series of young adult novels. William Joyce was in Milwaukee this fall to talk about them, and joined Mitch Teich in the studio.