Box office: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2' and 'Skyfall' break record for Thanksgiving
The holiday weekend started off strong, and harnessed the power of two blockbuster movies to crush the Thanksgiving box office record. With "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" and "Skyfall" at the helm, the total domestic box office steered past $288 million, handily beating the 2009 record of $268 million.
"Breaking Dawn" was No. 1 the entire weekend, beating the film franchise' own second weekend record with $43 million brought in between Friday and Sunday. The final chapter in the Summit Entertainment series has grossed a total $577 million worldwide in two weeks.
"Skyfall" is now the first 007 film to break $200 million at the domestic box office. The film's total for the holiday weekend was $51 million, brining the worldwide gross to more than $700 million.
"Lincoln" continued to delight with higher grosses than expected, raking in $34 million for the weekend and bringing its three-week total to $62 million.
"Rise of the Guardians" was a disappointment, coming in fourth with $32.6 million in its first five days. Bringing in the rear was "Life of Pi," which beat expectations with $30 million.
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