BOX OFFICE: Thanksgiving Updates On RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, LIFE OF PI, RED DAWN And More

In what looks set to be the biggest Thansgiving weekend at the North American box office since 2009, but new releases like Rise of the Guardians, Life of Pi and Red Dawn are all battling it out with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Skyfall. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 11/23/2012

It looks set to be a busy weekend at the North American box office, but none of the big new releases are going to take the #1 spot as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Skyfall hold on to the #1 and #2 positions respectively. Dreamworks Animation's Rise Of The Guardians fell 24% from Wednesday to Thursday and while rival studios are speculating that it could come back for a very strong Friday, it is so far underperforming and may struggle to even pass $30 million for the 5-day holiday. Ang Lee's Life of Pi actually rose 24%, exceeding expectations and climbing from #6 to #4. 20th Century Fox are hoping that the film, which has already received a large amount of Oscar buzz, will surpass $20 million. It will also need to do well overseas if there's any hope for the CGI heavy movie reclaiming its $120 million budget. Finally, Red Dawn (which has finally been released after being caught in MGM's financial problems) also dropped 20%, and with a 'B' CinemaScore, FilmDistrict are keeping their fingers crossed that Chris Hemsworth - an unknown when this was filmed - will be enough to bring in moviegoers. My personal recommendation this weekend? Well, it's hard to choose, but David O. Russell's Silver Lining Playbook definitely stands out as the best.

Source: Deadline
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jessepostal - 11/23/2012, 6:12 AM
Glad to see ya back mr bag :)

Saw red dawn thanksgiving eve, it had great pacing and was fun. Def recommend it if you had any want to see it
BruceWayneNewton - 11/23/2012, 6:31 AM
@Tea
Thanks, us yanks appreciate it.

Life of Pi looks good but I still have to go watch Lincoln first.
Shadowelfz - 11/23/2012, 6:36 AM
Honestly the only thing worth watching in the theaters right now are Skyfall and Lincoln. Nothing else looks bad, just meh.
SmellofDuty - 11/23/2012, 7:07 AM
Hola Tea! Glad you liked Skyfall!
gillri - 11/23/2012, 7:28 AM
good to see Skyfall holding well itl maake over 90 million worldwide, awesome film btw
SmellofDuty - 11/23/2012, 7:28 AM
@Tea the best parts for me where all the homages to older Bonds.
hellfire - 11/23/2012, 7:57 AM
Red Dawn finally out, be interested to see how it compares to the original. Tea@ please tell me that pic is a scene from Red Dawn haha
jessepostal - 11/23/2012, 8:05 AM
@hellfire, it's not too far off the beaten path but there are def changes and updates. This one has a faster pacing. All in all I love em both
hellfire - 11/23/2012, 8:10 AM
jessepostal@ cheers mate that's good to know. Loved the original and was surprised by When the war began which was better than I thought it'd be.
Coldblood6 - 11/23/2012, 9:19 AM
I'm baffled as to why so many people liked Skyfall but I'm happy that you all enjoyed it.

I found it to be insipidly boring and uninteresting. I was literally begging for it to end.

A matter of taste I guess.

Looking forward to Rise of the Guardians.
blackster - 11/23/2012, 10:09 AM
@gillri

i think you mean 900 mil
JDUKE25 - 11/23/2012, 10:33 AM
Guardians looks like it would be a fun movie to watch. Idk about Life of Pi. Looks ok, but I just can't get interested enough to go see it, unless someone asks me to go. And pass on Red Dawn.
AlienRobotZombieOverlord - 11/23/2012, 11:28 AM
Skyfall this weekend for me. Somehow still haven't gotten around to that one. That's probably it, although may see Lincoln with the wife.
ArtisticErotic - 11/23/2012, 12:32 PM
Rise Of The Guardians is the only one I am interested in.

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