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Sunday, November 25, 2012

'Breaking Dawn' stays at top of weekend box office

The last installment in the "Twilight" series had another strong weekend at the box office — as did "Skyfall" and "Lincoln." Actually, "Rise of the Guardians" fared pretty well (at least, it seems that way, after the mediocre review I read). What movie did you see this holiday weekend?

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," $43.1 million ($97.4 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2,' although still painful for non Twi-hards, has welcome sense of humor)
2. "Skyfall," $36 million ($41.3 million international). (Review by Meszoros: New Bond film 'Skyfall' almost lives up to all that buzz)
3. "Lincoln," $25 million. (Review by Meszoros: 'Lincoln,' powered by Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal, engrossingly brings to life crucial bit of presidential history)
4. "Rise of the Guardians," $24 million ($10 million international). (Review by The AP's Todd McCarthy: Animated 'Rise of the Guardians' overly busy, should appeal to kids)
5. "Life of Pi," $22 million ($17.5 million international) (Review by The AP's David Germain: Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' is inspiring 3-D art)
6. "Wreck-It Ralph," $16.8 million ($2.1 million international). (Review by The AP's Justin Lowe: Animated 'Wreck-It Ralph' has fun celebrating video games old and new)
7. "Red Dawn," $14.6 million. (Review by Meszoros: 'Red Dawn' remake falters, despite solid effort by star Chris Hemsworth)
8. "Flight," $8.6 million ($723,000 international). (Review by Meszoros: 'Flight' directed right into the ground by Robert Zemeckis)
9. "Silver Linings Playbook," $4.6 million ($1.6 million international). (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire: Charming 'Silver Linings Playbook' has great performances from Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence)
10. "Argo," $3.9 million ($6 million international). (Review by Meszoros: With stellar espionage drama 'Argo,' Ben Affleck does it again as director)

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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