'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Leads on Thanksgiving Day

on November 23, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Please note that because of the Thanksgiving holiday, today's grosses are currently estimates. Actuals for Thursday (and Wednesday) will be reported on Monday.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and Skyfall continued to claim first place and second place respectively on Thursday. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 fell 37 percent from Wednesday (which represented a fairly normal Thanksgiving Day decline for a Twilight film) to gross an estimated $8.05 million. Skyfall increased 3 percent over Wednesday to gross an estimated $7.68 million for the day. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has grossed $183.8 million through one week of release, while Skyfall has grossed $185.7 million in just over two weeks of release.

Life of Pi led the way among this weekend's three new wide releases on Thanksgiving Day with an estimated $4.53 million. The Ang Lee directed 3D film was up a strong 24 percent over Wednesday.  On the other hand, Rise of the Guardians and Red Dawn both fell 23 percent from Wednesday, with respective Thursday grosses of $3.73 million and $3.24 million. Given its appeal with family audiences, Rise of the Guardians should rebound in a much bigger way than Red Dawn today, though the 3D computer animated film is on pace to fall short of widespread expectations over the holiday frame.

Estimated two-day totals stand at $8.6 million for Rise of the Guardians, at $8.2 million for Life of Pi and at $7.4 million for Red Dawn.

Boxoffice.com's 3-Day (Fri-Sun) and 5-Day (Wed-Sun) projections based on grosses for Wednesday and Thursday:

Breaking Dawn - Part 2: $43.0 million (3-day) / $63.9 million (5-day)

Skyfall: $33.0 million (3-day) / $48.1 million (5-day)

Rise of the Guardians: $23.5 million (3-day) / $32.1 million (5-day)

Lincoln: $22.0 million (3-day) / $31.1 million (5-day)

Life of Pi: $20.0 million (3-day) / $28.2 million (5-day)

Wreck-It Ralph: $16.5 million (3-day) / $22.8 million (5-day)

Red Dawn: $14.0 million (3-day) / $21.4 million (5-day)

Flight: $7.2 million (3-day) / $10.0 million (5-day)

Check back throughout the weekend for further updates on the Thanksgiving weekend box office.

Tags: Red Dawn, Rise of the Guardians, Life of Pi, Skyfall, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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