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Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office Half-Time Report

Photo of Tom Brueggemann By Tom Brueggemann | Thompson on Hollywood November 23, 2012 at 4:24PM

Two days into the five-day Thankgiving holiday weekend, a pair of $100-million-plus wide releases opened on Wednesday, but both failed to make it into the top three, as holdovers "Breaking Dawn Part 2," "Skyfall," and "Lincoln" led the field. But overall business is strong - the top ten films grossed more than a third better than last year ($81 million from $60 million in 2011).
'Life of Pi'
'Life of Pi'

1. "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" (Lionsgate) - $20.9 million ($184 million)

2. "Skyfall" (Sony) - $15.1 million ($185 million)

3. "Lincoln" (Buena Vista) - $9.1 million ($37 milion)

4. "Rise of the Guardians" (Paramount) - $8.6 million ($8.6 million)

5. "Life of Pi" (Twentieth Century Fox) - $8.2 million ($8.2 milion)

6. "Red Dawn" (FilmDistrict) - $7.4 million ($7.4 million)

7. "Wreck-It Ralph" (Sony) - $6.3 million ($133 million)

8. "Flight" (Paramount) - $2.7 million ($66 million)

9. "Silver Linings Playbook" (Weinstein) -   $1.3 million ($1.8 million)

10. "Argo" (Warner Brothers) - $1.2 million ($94 million)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.