25 November 2012 12:31 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

With a handful of strong holdovers and a few interesting new releases, moviegoers turned out in massive numbers over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Skyfall and Lincoln held on to their positions in the top three, while newcomers Life of Pi and Red Dawn outperformed. The only disappointment was Rise of the Guardians, which missed the mark for a DreamWorks Animation offering.For the three-day weekend, the Top 12 earned an estimated $206.7 million, which set a new Thanksgiving record ahead of 2009's $175.2 million. Breaking Dawn Part 2 earned $43.07 million for the three-day frame ($64.02 million five-day), which is the highest-grossing second weekend ever for a Twilight movie. Through 10 days in theaters, the franchise finale has taken in just under $227 million, and is tracking about $4 million behind New Moon. In second place, Skyfall added $36 million ($51.1 million five-day) for a new total of $221.7 million. It's already easily the highest-grossing Bond movie »


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