The long five-day weekend was a record-setter for a Thanksgiving holiday with a grand total of $282 million taken in by the top 12 movies. As expected, leading the pack was “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2″ with $43.1 million, giving it a magnificent domestic total of $227 million for just two weeks on the marquee.
Daniel Craig and an all-star cast in “Skyfall” came in second with $26 million, giving the newest James Bond epic a grand total of $221.8 million for three weeks in release.
Director Steve Spielberg’s critically acclaimed bio pic starring Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln,” took in $25 million, all though it’s per screen average was the highest of any film on the list since it is in limited release.
The new animated fantasy adventure featuring the vocal talents of Hugh Jackman and Alec Baldwin, “The Rise of the Guardians,” came in fourth with an opening total of $24 million.
“Life of Pi” was fifth from the weekend with $22 million. For all the statistics from the Thanksgiving holiday showings, click on the link below.
One of the openings next weekend is Anthony Hopkins in “Hitchcock.”