LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Hollywood basked in a twilight glow of success over the Thanksgiving weekend, as ticket offices did booming business.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2″ was the top draw, with an estimated $64 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada during the four- day weekend. That film has a domestic gross of $227 million over its two-week reign at the top of the industry’s list.
“Skyfall,” the latest James Bond thriller, was in second place, with a $51 million weekend and a $221.7 million total over three weeks.
In third place was Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” with a $34 million weekend and $62.1 million running total over three weeks.
A pair of premieres finished in fourth and fifth place. “The Rise Of The Guardians” with $32.6 million and “Life Of Pi” with $30.2 million.
Rounding out the 10 most-popular movies in the U.S. and Canada, as estimated by the studios and reported by Hollywood.com Box Office, were “Wreck- It Ralph” ($16.8 million), “Red Dawn” (premiering with $22 million), “Flight” ($8.6 million), “Silver Linings Playbook” ($6.5 million) and “Argo” ($5.1 million).
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