Reporting Bill Wine
By Bill Wine
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The top three slots remained the same at the box office over Thanksgiving weekend.
Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the final installment in the Twilight series, was first again, earning another $43 million after scoring the eighth biggest opening of all time a week ago.
The James Bond thriller, Skyfall, scored a second straight second-place finish, taking in $36 million.
And Lincoln was third once more with $25 million.
Fourth and fifth place went to new attractions: the animated adventure, Rise of the Guardians, which opened on Wednesday, made $24 million, while the Ang Lee drama, Life of Pi, totaled $22 million.
The weekend’s other new mainstream release — the foreign-invasion drama, Red Dawn — earned $15 million, good for seventh place.
Overall, for a third consecutive weekend, industry-wide totals were well ahead of last year’s pace.