'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2' tops weekend box office

Monday, 26 November 2012 - 4:19pm IST | Place: NEW YORK | Agency: ANI
Kristen Stewart’s finale as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 topped the weekend box office for the second consecutive week with 64 million dollars.

Kristen Stewart’s finale as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 topped the weekend box office for the second consecutive week with $64 million during the five-day holiday stretch that began on Wednesday.

Daniel Craig’s Skyfall came in at number two with $51 million, while Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg’s Civil War saga Lincoln finished third with $34.1 million, the New York Post reported.

According to box-office tracker Hollywood.com, the top three films paced Hollywood to an all-time Thanksgiving week best of about 290 million dollars from Wednesday to Sunday.

The Twilight finale, Skyfall and Lincoln finished in the same top-three rankings for the second-straight weekend as new releases were unable to dislodge the holdovers.

Leading the newcomers was Paramount and DreamWorks Animation’s tale Rise of the Guardians at number four with $24 million for the weekend and $32.6 million since opening on Wednesday.

Close behind at number five was director Ang Lee’s shipwreck saga Life of Pi with 22 million dollars over the weekend. The 20th Century Fox release has taken in $30.2 million domestically since its Wednesday debut and added $17.5 million in four Asian markets.

In limited release, Fox Searchlight’s Hitchcock opened solidly with about $3,00,000 in 17 theatres. The movie stars Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in a behind-the-scenes story of the making of Psycho.

The top 10 movies at the weekend box office were:

  1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – 43.1 million dollar
  2. Skyfall – $36 million
  3. Lincoln – $25 million
  4. Rise of the Guardians – $24 million
  5. Life of Pi – $22 million
  6. Wreck-It Ralph – $16.8 million
  7. Red Dawn – $14.6 million
  8. Flight – $8.6 million
  9. Silver Linings Playbook – $4.6 million
  10. Argo – $3.9 million

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