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Stub reviews: Top 5 Thanksgiving weekend movies

By Nicole Saidi, CNN
November 26, 2012 -- Updated 1813 GMT (0213 HKT)
Over Thanksgiving weekend, movie theaters sold an estimated $295 million worth of tickets.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, movie theaters sold an estimated $295 million worth of tickets.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Theaters broke Thanksgiving weekend box office records
  • We asked Instagram users to combine photos of tickets with reviews via #stubreview hashtag
  • "Breaking Dawn," "Skyfall," "Lincoln" remained popular
  • What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below or post a video on CNN iReport

(CNN) -- Pass the stuffing, and the popcorn. Over Thanksgiving weekend, movie theaters sold an estimated $295 million worth of tickets, breaking the record of $273 million set in 2009.

Knowing that there were going to be several hot movies in theaters and that people love to take pictures of their ticket stubs, we asked readers to tag their Instagram photos of ticket stubs #stubreview and share a brief review. Sure enough, the posts came.

We saw dozens of tagged images representing about a dozen movies and from several countries. Most attendees showed us first-run films, but some went to see older movies. Ticket prices ranged from about $2 for a matinee to $13 for a full 3-D experience.

The posts corresponded with the top five movies in the Thanksgiving weekend box office results, so we compiled a list of movies to feature based on those two sources. We also got reviews about a few others that weren't in that top tier, and we included a few of those right after the list. Did you see any of these?

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Did you go to the movies over Thanksgiving weekend? Why or why not? What did you see? Share your thoughts in the comments area below or post video commentary on CNN iReport.

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