Weekend Box Office – Thanksgiving cinematic feast!

Posted: November 27, 2012 in Movies

It was a holiday weekend at the box office and that usually means that new releases perform pretty well.  This year was no exception however it was the old releases out-lasting the new ones as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 held the top spot once again scoring nearly $50M in its second week.  It’s a drop of nearly 70% but anytime you can clear $40M in your second week you’re doing just fine.
Number two at the box office this Thanksgiving weekend was the James Bond hit Skyfall, bringing in another solid $35.5M totaling a baffling $221M in just under a month.  By far the largest money maker the James Bond franchise has ever seen.
Third this past long weekend was the Spielberg biopic Lincoln, which continues to perform well despite being a period-drama, pulling in $25.6M.  The film has done particularly well in its two weeks and has brought in nearly $63M.  In comparison, Spielberg’s last film – War Horse – only managed to gross $70M in its lifetime at the cinema.  Definitely a shift in support.

The weekend’s new releases, Dreamwork’s animated holiday tale Rise of the Guardians and the Ang Lee directed visual spectacular Life of Pi, rounded out the top five bringing in $23M and $22M respectively.

As a side note, the weekend’s other new release film – the Red Dawn remake – only managed to bring in $14M being beat out by Disney’s animated Wreck-It-Ralph.

Here is the full chart:

*Numbers in millions* (TOTAL)

1) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – $43.6 ($227.3)

2) Skyfall – $35.5 ($221.1)

3) Lincoln – $25.6 ($62.8)

4) Rise of the Guardians – $23.7 (NEW)

5) Life of Pi – $22.4 (NEW)

6) Wreck-It-Ralph – $16.5 ($149.2)

7) Red Dawn (2012) – $14.2 (NEW)

8) Flight – $8.4 ($74.7)

9) Silver Linings Playbook – $4.3 ($6.2)

10) Argo – $3.8 ($98)


Via Box Office Mojo


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