Holdovers "Breaking Dawn 2," "Skyfall" and "Lincoln" continue to top the North American box office.
The weekend after Thanksgiving generally is dominated by holdovers, and this year was no exception as Twilight: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2, Skyfall and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln continued to top the box office.
In first place, Summit Entertainment's Breaking Dawn 2 crossed the $700 million mark globally over the weekend, grossing $17.4 million domestically for a total $254.6 million and $48.4 million internationally for a total $447.8 million. The worldwide total is now $702.4 million.
MGM and Sony's Skyfall continued to impress audiences, grossing $17 million in its fourth weekend for a North American total of $246 million and the number two spot on the box office charts. Overseas, it earned another $34 million for an international cume of $623 million and worldwide total of $869 million.
Coming in third, DreamWorks and Disney’s Lincoln, starring Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, brought in $13.5 million for a domestic total of $83.7 million.
DreamWorks Animation and Paramount's 3D animated feature Rise of the Guardians came in fourth, earning $13.5 million for a domestic total of $48.9 million. Overseas, Rise of the Guardians grossed $40 million in 46 territories, placing number one in 20 of those markets. The film has now grossed $57 million internationally for a worldwide total of $105.9 million.
Ang Lee's Life of Pi came in fifth place, bringing in $12 million for a domestic total of $48.4 million. Internationally, Life of Pi is doing enormous business in China, where it earned $11 million in its second weekend. The movie also is doing strong business in several other Asian countries and now has grossed $61.1 million at the foreign box office for a global total of $109.5 million.
Disney Animation Studios' Wreck-It Ralph came in at number six in its fifth weekend at the box office, earning $7 million for a domestic total of $158.3 million.
Coming in at number seven, Brad Pitt's independent crime drama Killing Them Softly opened nationwide to a $7 million.
MGM and FilmDistrict's long-delayed Red Dawn remake came in eighth place during its sophomore weekend, bringing in $6.6 million for a domestic total of $31.3 million.
Paramount's Flight, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Denzel Washington, came in ninth place, earning $4.5 million for a total of $81.5 million.
Rounding out the list at number 10, LD Entertainment's horror sequel The Collection debuted with $3.4 million.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.