Box Office: Holdover Films Hang On
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.