Nov. 18 - The latest celebrity news including ''Twilight's'' final saga scoring big at the weekend box office. John Russell reports.
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"The "Twilight" vampire saga's final chapter debuted with a massive 341 million dollars (USD) in global movie ticket sales as devoted fans bid farewell to blood-sucking spouses Bella and Edward and one of Hollywood's biggest franchises.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" earned an estimated 141 million in the United States and Canada over the weekend, falling slightly short of a record for the supernatural romance series about a human-vampire-werewolf love triangle.
The "Twilight" excitement eclipsed all other movies over the weekend. Last week's winner, James Bond movie "Skyfall" finished in second place with 41.5 million at North American (U.S. and Canadian) theaters.
"Skyfall" is now the highest-grossing Bond movie to date with a global total of over 669 million, surpassing the 599 million taken in by "Casino Royale" in 2006.
007's Daniel Craig made a surprise visit to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, where the actor met with British troops. Dressed in military gear, Craig was on hand for the showing of "Skyfall" at the military base.
Historical drama "Lincoln" expanded from a limited opening a week ago and landed in third place with 21 million. The movie stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th president near the end of his life as he battles to ban slavery and end the Civil War. The movie is directed by Steven Spielberg and has earned critical praise and awards-season buzz.
In fourth place, Walt Disney Co animated movie "Wreck-It Ralph," about a videogame character who destroys everything in his path. Denzel Washington's drama "Flight" landed in the No. 5 spot.
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