Thanksgiving movie box office sets record
Kristen Stewart's finale as Bella in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" was No. 1 again with $64 million during the five-day holiday stretch that began Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Box-office tracker Hollywood.com said the three films posted an all-time Thanksgiving week best of about $290 million from Wednesday to Sunday.
"We're barreling toward a record-breaking box-office year," Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian said. "It's built on the back of just a lot of really strong movies that have come out over the past few weekends. It bodes very well for the rest of the holidays."
The "Twilight" finale, "Skyfall" and "Lincoln" finished in the same top-three rankings for the second-straight weekend as new releases were unable to dislodge the holdovers.
Released by Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment banner, "Breaking Dawn -- Part 2," pulled in $43.1 million from Friday to Sunday, raising its domestic total to $227 million.
Sony's "Skyfall" also topped $200 million domestically, ringing up $36 million for the three-day weekend to put its U.S. total at $221.7 million.