New Films Struggle on Record Weekend
'Rise of the Guardians' can't crack the top 3
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2012 2:25 PM CST
This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Suraj Sharma as Pi Patel in a scene from "Life of Pi."   (AP Photo/20th Century Fox)

(Newser) – Woe to those who go up against vampires and James Bond—not to mention Abe Lincoln. Holdovers ruled the box office this holiday weekend, with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2 winning easily ($43.1 million), followed by Skyfall ($36 million) and awards hopeful Lincoln ($34.1 million), says the Hollywood Reporter. Animated kids' flick Rise of the Guardians—about the Easter Bunny, Santa, and other childhood figures battling evil—fared poorly for a DreamWorks Animation film ($32.6 million).

Life of Pi did surprisingly well, banking $22 million at home and a strong $17.5 million abroad, taking first place in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and India. Brisk domestic business made this the top-grossing Thanksgiving weekend ever, at $290 million—easily outpacing the $270.5 million made in 2009.

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Nov 26, 2012 11:10 AM CST
Seriously never heard of this movie before but now, I really wanna see it. Santa clause fighting evil... EXCELLENT Idea.
Nov 26, 2012 7:09 AM CST
Life of Pie? I'll have a slice of pumpkin, with whipped cream on top. Thanks.
Nov 25, 2012 3:33 PM CST
I tried to go see a film on Friday, but the entire parking lot was full. So... I'm not contributing to the ticket count. What I want to see is Silver Linings Playbook, not one of the blockbusters. It sounds like a terrifically entertaining film. And I agree about Rise of the Guardians. Terrible Idea. Woe to childhood innocence.