Strong holiday weekends for the "Twilight" finale, "Skyfall" and "Lincoln" helped lift Hollywood to record Thanksgiving revenue.
Domestic cash totaled $290.8 million from Wednesday to Sunday, topping the previous high of $273 million over the Thanksgiving period in 2009, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" led the weekend with $43.6 million from Friday to Sunday. "Skyfall" ran second with $35.5 million, while "Lincoln" was third with $25.7 million.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:
1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," Summit, $43,641,448, 4,070 locations, $10,723 average, $227,366,118, two weeks.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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