It’s a Record Thanksgiving Weekend at the Box Office

With overall grosses topping 2009, the box office set a Thanksgiving record with over $200 million in grosses this weekend. Leading the way were holdovers Twilight, Skyfall (now the highest grossing Bond film in history by a mile) and a surprisingly strong Lincoln. The latter is truly turning into a box office star and a front-runner for Best Picture (alongside Argo and the upcoming Les Miserables)… As for the opening films, Rise of the Guardians did best with $32 million for the five-day period but that was a disappointment compared to animated films of late. This one will have to show strong legs to make a profit. Opening better than expected was Life of Pi with $30 million, a good number for an incredibly expensive 3D art house pic and Oscar hopeful. I am confident this one will have good legs at the box office as audiences and critics are both loving it. I’m not so sure how the remake of Red Dawn will do when all is said and done as it took in $21 million. That’s not too bad for the long on the shelf picture, but will its grosses be front loaded for the teen boy action fans? We’ll see… In the meantime, check out the new top ten below which also features another Oscar player, Silver Linings Playbook, breaking into the top ten for the first time. Then, head to Box Office Mojo for info on all the numbers here.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Sum. $64,435,436 -54.3% 4,070 – $15,832 $227,366,118 $120 2
2 2 Skyfall Sony $50,548,778 +23.0% 3,526 +21 $14,336 $221,144,122 $200 3
3 3 Lincoln BV $34,759,927 +65.1% 2,018 +243 $17,225 $62,840,796 $65 3
4 – Rise of the Guardians P/DW $32,341,090 – 3,653 – $8,853 $32,341,090 $145 1
5 – Life of Pi Fox $30,573,101 – 2,927 – $10,445 $30,573,101 $120 1
6 4 Wreck-It Ralph BV $22,776,746 +22.6% 3,259 -363 $6,989 $149,278,699 $165 4
7 – Red Dawn (2012) FD $21,689,162 – 2,724 – $7,962 $21,689,162 $65 1
8 5 Flight Par. $11,196,794 +27.2% 2,638 +26 $4,244 $74,718,990 $31 4
9 17 Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $5,660,124 +1,177.7% 367 +351 $15,423 $6,209,767 $21 2
10 6 Argo WB $5,058,530 +25.0% 1,255 -955 $4,031 $98,062,309 $44.5 7

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