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"Twilight" takes bite out of box office

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 01:31

Nov. 25 - The latest celebrity news including ''Twilight's'' continued dominance at the weekend box office. John Russell reports.

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"Teen vampire film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" continued to take a bite out of the domestic box office, drawing $64 million dollars (USD) in ticket sales over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend to finish ahead of James Bond film "Skyfall." After opening with a massive $141 million last weekend, the finale of the "Twilight" franchise brought in a holiday swarm of fans to see teen favorites Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, pushing "Breaking Dawn" to $227 million in total domestic ticket sales. "Skyfall," starring Daniel Craig in the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, finished second, collecting $51 million in weekend ticket sales in the United States and Canada, according to studio estimates compiled by the box office division of Hollywood.com. "Lincoln," Steven Spielberg's historical film on the last days of President Abraham Lincoln, grabbed third with $34 million over the Wednesday-through-Sunday period. Making its debut in fourth place with $32.6 million was the animated film "Rise of the Guardians," featuring the voices of Chris Pine and Alec Baldwin as the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and other childhood favorites who save the world. "Life of Pi," based on the 2001 best-seller about a boy who survives on a raft with a tiger after his ship sinks, collected $30 million for a strong fifth-place finish. The Rolling Stones continue to play on with the iconic rock and roll band kicking off their 50th anniversary mini-tour at the O2 arena in London on Sunday (November 25). The tour will coincide with the release of new photo book, a greatest hits album and collaborating on a documentary about the band.

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"Twilight" takes bite out of box office

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 01:31