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Many indulge in movies for Thanksgiving


Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters (in millions):

1. Twilight: Breaking 2 $43.1

2. Skyfall $36

3. Lincoln $25

4. Rise of the Guardians $24

5. Life of Pi $22

6. Wreck-It Ralph $16.8

7. Red Dawn $14.6

8. Flight $8.6

9. Silver Linings Playbook $4.6

10 Argo $3.9

Updated: December 27, 2012 6:26AM

Bella Swan, James Bond and Abe Lincoln combined to lift Hollywood to record Thanksgiving revenue at the box office.

Kristen Stewart’s finale as Bella in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” was No. 1 again during the five-day holiday stretch that began Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Bond adventure “Skyfall” came in at No. 2, followed by Daniel Day-Lewis’ Civil War saga “Lincoln.”

The three films paced Hollywood to an all-time Thanksgiving week best of about $290 million from Wednesday to Sunday, a huge 25 percent jump from a year ago.AP

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