Who were the big box office winners over Thanksgiving?

Who were the big box office winners over Thanksgiving?

Four-day holiday saw big crowds at theaters.

In our family, movies are a tradition during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It's just a given that most of us will emerge from our turkey coma around mid-afternoon, check the football scores and then head out to the theater for a few precious hours of total escape.

Apparently, many families across America do the same, at least if the early box office numbers are any indication. Who were the biggest winners? With so many great choices, movie goers were sure to find at least one film they wanted to see.

According to the most recent numbers from The Hollywood Reporter, movie fans spent a record $290 million seeing films between Wednesday and Sunday. That's huge people, simply staggering. And why not? I'd mentioned all of the amazing releases, so there really was something for nearly everyone to enjoy.

At this point, it appears that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Skyfall were the biggest winners. The final Twilight installment took in an estimated $64 million over the long holiday weekend and Skyfall continued it's amazing run with $51 million.

I suppose this is the part where I confess that we saw the Twilight movie, because I'd already seen Lincoln (loved) and Skyfall (loved loved). It wasn't bad, actually. In fact, I'd venture to say it's the best of the Twilight movie lot overall. Bella, aka Kristen Stewart, aka KStew (ugh, I know right?), is far more interesting as a vampire. She finally got a personality! Still, if Twilight movies aren't your thing, don't bother with Breaking Dawn Part 2.

Confession time, over. Let's get back to the box office now. Lincoln was third at the Thanksgiving weekend box office, taking in an estimated $34.1 million. Hopefully more people will continue to see this film, because it's truly remarkable.

DreamWorks Animation's Rise of the Guardians was fourth, with $32.6 million, followed by Ang Lee's Life of Pi (which was sold out here, that's why I got stuck with Twilight, ugh), which earned $30.2 million.

OK fellow movie fans, what did you see this past weekend, if anything? Let's hear your reviews!