Thanksgiving weekend provided strong box office numbers and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part Two" was the leader of the pack. THR reports that over the course of the long weekend, a total of $290 million was made in ticket sales.
The final "Twilight" movie made $64 million between Wednesday and Sunday, bringing the film to an overall total of $227 million domestically. For the three-day total, "Twilight" brought in $43.1 million.
Daniel Craig's James Bond movie, "Skyfall," continued its box office success. The 007 film took the number two spot, making $51 million over the five days (its three-day weekend total was $36 million). Now at a total gross of $221.7 million, "Skyfall" became the first James Bond movie to earn more than $200 million.
Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the former president, had a strong weekend and took the number three spot. The Oscar hopeful saw five-day earnings of $34.1 million, with the three-day gross totaling $25.1 million. The movie has earned $62.2 million since its opening.
Other films that made a mark at the box office were "Rise of the Guardians" and "Life of Pi." The animated "Guardians" was number four for the weekend, making $24 million for the three-day total. The holiday-themed flick cost $145 million to produce. Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" had an opening weekend of $22 million over three days. The film adaptation of Yann Martel's 2001 novel by the same name has received strong critical acclaim.