'Breaking Dawn 2' tops weekend box office yet again with USD 64m revenue
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 during the five-day holiday stretch that began on Wednesday.
Daniel Craig's 'Skyfall' came in at number two with 51 million dollars, while Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg's Civil War saga 'Lincoln' finished third with 34.1 million dollars, 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 dollars for the weekend and 32.6 million dollars 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 dollars domestically since its Wednesday debut and added 17.5 million dollars in four Asian markets.
In limited release, Fox Searchlight's 'Hitchcock' opened solidly with about 300,000 dollars 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:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - 43.1 million dollars
Skyfall - 36 million dollars
Lincoln - 25 million dollars
Rise of the Guardians - 24 million dollars
Life of Pi - 22 million dollars
Wreck-It Ralph - 16.8 million dollars
Red Dawn - 14.6 million dollars
Flight - 8.6 million dollars
Silver Linings Playbook - 4.6 million dollars
Argo - 3.9 million dollars