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Thanksgiving Box Office Breaks Holiday Record

by Krista Wick 1:17 PM PST, November 25, 2012
Photo: Summit Entertainment

Breaking Dawn: Part 2, Skyfall and Lincoln led the pack in a record-breaking holiday weekend at the box office.

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With a combined total of $290 million, box office revenue accumulated Wednesday-Sunday broke the previous record set ($273 million) in 2009 over the Thanksgiving period.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 took in a remarkable $64 million in its second week run with the newest Bond film at its heels with $51 million. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln placed third with $34.1 million.

The animated flick Rise of the Guardians brought $32.6 million since Wednesday. Ang Lee's Life of Pi claimed the number five spot with $30.2 million.

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