'Twilight,' 'Skyfall' pace record Thanksgiving

Associated Press Modified: November 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm •  Published: November 26, 2012
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strong holiday weekends for the "Twilight" finale, "Skyfall" and "Lincoln" helped lift Hollywood to record Thanksgiving revenue.

Domestic cash totaled $290.8 million from Wednesday to Sunday, topping the previous high of $273 million over the Thanksgiving period in 2009, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" led the weekend with $43.6 million from Friday to Sunday. "Skyfall" ran second with $35.5 million, while "Lincoln" was third with $25.7 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," Summit, $43,641,448, 4,070 locations, $10,723 average, $227,366,118, two weeks.

2. "Skyfall," Sony, $35,502,973, 3,526 locations, $10,069 average, $221,144,122, three weeks.

3. "Lincoln," Disney, $25,676,413, 2,018 locations, $12,724 average, $62,840,796, three weeks.

4. "Rise of the Guardians," Paramount, $23,773,465, 3,653 locations, $6,508 average, $32,341,090, one week.

5. "Life of Pi," Fox, $22,451,514, 2,927 locations, $7,670 average, $30,573,101, one week.

6. "Wreck-It Ralph," Disney, $16,572,669, 3,259 locations, $5,085 average, $149,278,699, four weeks.

7. "Red Dawn," FilmDistrict, $14,276,668, 2,725 locations, $5,239 average, $21,689,162, one week.

8. "Flight," Paramount, $8,451,144, 2,638 locations, $3,204 average, $74,718,990, four weeks.

9. "Silver Linings Playbook," Weinstein Co., $4,383,669, 367 locations, $11,945 average, $6,209,767, two weeks.

10. "Argo," Warner Bros., $3,865,158, 1,255 locations, $3,080 average, $98,062,309, seven weeks.

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