Breaking Dawn Part 2 Doubles Down For Thanksgiving: Weekend Box Office

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Thanksgiving is about family, friends, food, and an extra-long weekend at the box office. Breaking Dawn Part 2 took full advantage of the holiday weekend, scoring big in its second weekend. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner earned $64 million over the five-day period to take first place in the box office.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in Breaking Dawn Part 2

Skyfall repeated a second-place performance in its third week. The newest Bond film took in $51.1 million for the five-day, bringing its total domestic gross to $221.7 million.

Preserving the top 3 from last week, Lincoln remains in third place. Steven Spielberg's presidential biopic grossed $34.1 million in its third weekend in theaters.

Two premiering films, Rise of the Guardians and Life of Pi, round out the top five. The films took in $32.6 million and $30.2 million, respectively.

Box office top 10:

1. Breaking Dawn Part 2, $64 million
2. Skyfall, $51.1 million
3. Lincoln, $34.1 million
4. Rise of the Guardians, $32.6 million
5. Life of Pi, $30.2 million
6. Wreck-It Ralph $23 million
7. Red Dawn, $22 million
8. Flight, $11.4 million
9. Silver Linings Playbook, $5.9
10. Argo, $5.1 million

Box office top 10:

1. Breaking Dawn Part 2, $141.3 million
2. Skyfall, $41.5 million
3. Lincoln, $21 million
4. Wreck-It Ralph, $18.3 million
5. Flight, $8.6 million
6. Argo, $4.1 million
7. Taken 2, $2.1 million
8. Pitch Perfect, $1.3 million
9. Here Comes the Boom, $1.2 million
10. Cloud Atlas, $900 thousand

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