“Twilight” Tops Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office


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Summit Pictures(NEW YORK) — Moviegoers feasted on the latest Twilight and James Bond films during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

For the second consecutive weekend, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 was the box office champ, earning an estimated $43.1 million.  It raked in $64 million from Wednesday through Sunday.

The Bond flick Skyfall ranked second, with $36 million raised over the weekend and $51 million over the same five-day period.

Among the new films, the animated Rise of the Guardians debuted in fourth place, collecting $24 million from Friday through Sunday.

Life of Pi was close behind in the fifth spot, with $22 million.

The Red Dawn remake opened in seventh place, earning $14.6 million over the three-day weekend.

Overall, the box office raked in about $290 million from Wednesday through Sunday — a new Thanksgiving-week record.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, $43.1 million
2. Skyfall, $36 million
3. Lincoln, $25 million
4. Rise of the Guardians, $24 million
5. Life of Pi, $22 million
6. Wreck-It Ralph, $16.8 million
7. Red Dawn, $14.6 million
8. Flight, $8.6 million
9. Silver Linings Playbook, $4.6 million
10. Argo, $3.9 million

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