"Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2" Tops Record Thanksgiving Box-Office Weekend 


Vampire Bella helped Hollywood with a record-breaking Thanksgiving box-office weekend! "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" emerged as the No. 1 movie again with $64 million box-office take for the five-day Thanksgiving weekend that began Wednesday.

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But Bella was not the only one who helped Hollywood this weekend, James Bond's "Skyfall" and "Lincoln" also helped. The 23rd Bond movie and the one that was fittingly released during the franchise's 50th anniversary came in at No. 2 with $51 million.

Meanwhile, Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg's masterpiece, "Lincoln," was at No. 3 with $34.1 million.

The three films helped Hollywood to a record $290 million box-office revenue that topped the previous record of $273 million from 2009 when "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" was the No. 1 champion.

Santa Claus, Jack Frost, Sandman, Tooth Fairy, and Easter Bunny were no match for Bella, Bond, and Lincoln. "Rise of the Guardians" which put Santa and the gang together to help fight the boogeyman (Jude Law as Pitch) opened at No. 4 with $24 million for the weekend and $32.6 million for the five-day stretch.

Ang Lee's visually-splendid drama "Life of Pi" debuted at No. 5 with $22 million over the weekend and $30.2 million since Wednesday.

Meanwhile, "Red Dawn" tanked! The remake of a 1980s flick debuted at No. 7 with $14.6 million and $22 million since Wednesday.

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office films for 2012 Thanksgiving weekend:

1. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2,” $43.1 million ($97.4 million international).

2. “Skyfall,” $36 million ($41.3 million international).

3. “Lincoln,” $25 million.

4. “Rise of the Guardians,” $24 million.

5. “Life of Pi,” $22 million ($17.5 million international)

6. “Wreck-It Ralph,” $16.8 million ($2.1 million international).

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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