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November 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Parents with teens and younger children may find themselves separating at the cineplex over the Thanksgiving holiday — mom, dad, and the younger ones heading for the theaters showing DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians; the teens and tweens, taking off to see the Twilight finale — some of them for the second — or third — or fourth time. After debuting with a colossal $141.1 million last weekend, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 is expected to add an additional $50 million to its total between now and Monday. Guardians is not expected to rise quite that high; most pundits figure that it will earn $40-45 million, a paltry amount for a DreamWorks Animation release. But two other films being released this weekend were expected to perform even more poorly. The Oscar-touted Life of Pi and the critically reviled Red Dawn were each expected to open with around $20-25 million, according to box-office forecasters. However, late on Wednesday reported that Pi was “overperforming” and could end up with more than $29 million.