Rise of the Guardians

Audiences had plenty of new releases to feast on over the holiday weekend at the box office, but last weekend's top three showed impressive staying power.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 grossed an estimated $43. million — the highest second weekend ever for a Twilight movie, according to Box Office Mojo.  At No. 2, Skyfall also broke a record, specifically for the highest-grossing James Bond movie ever, thanks in part to its third weekend haul of $36 million, which brings its total to $2217 million. Lincoln, again, took third place with $25 million.

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In fourth place, Rise of the Guardians rose above the rest of the new releases with a $24 million debut. Another new release, Ang Lee's dreamy adaptation of the acclaimed novel Life of Pi, followed at No. 5 with $22 million.

At No. 6, Wreck-It Ralph grabbed $16.8 million. The third major new release of the weekend, the long-delayed Red Dawn, opened to $14.6 million.

Rounding out the top 10: Flight (No. 8, $8.6 million), Silver Linings Playbook (No. 9, $4.6 million) and Argo  (No. 10, $3.9 million).