Twilight beats Skyfall at box office
Los Angeles - Teen vampire film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
took another bite of the domestic box office, drawing $64m in ticket sales over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend to finish ahead of the James Bond film Skyfall.
After opening with a massive $141.1m last weekend, the finale of the Twilight
franchise brought in a holiday swarm of fans to see teen favourites Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, pushing Breaking Dawn
to $227m in domestic ticket sales.Skyfall
, starring Daniel Craig in the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, finished second, collecting $51m in weekend ticket sales in the United States and Canada, according to studio estimates compiled by the box office division of Hollywood.com. Lincoln
, Steven Spielberg's historical film on the last days of President Abraham Lincoln, grabbed third with $34.1m over the Wednesday-through-Sunday period.
Making its debut in fourth place with $32.6m was the animated film Rise of the Guardians
, featuring the voices of Chris Pine and Alec Baldwin as the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and other childhood favorites save the world.Life of Pi
, based on Yann Martel's 2001 best-seller about a boy who survives on a raft with a tiger after a ship sinks, collected $30.15m for a strong fifth-place finish.