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Sunday, December 2, 2012

'Breaking Dawn' wins box office for third straight weekend

A weaker weekend at the box office keeps the last in the "Twilight" series at the top of the box office, but not by much.

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," $17.4 million ($48.4 million international) (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2,' although still painful for non Twi-hards, has welcome sense of humor)
2. "Skyfall," $17 million ($34 million international). (Review by Meszoros: New Bond film 'Skyfall' almost lives up to all that buzz)
3. "Lincoln," $13.51 million. (Review by Meszoros: 'Lincoln,' powered by Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal, engrossingly brings to life crucial bit of presidential history)
4. "Rise of the Guardians," $13.5 million ($40 million international). (Review by The AP's Todd McCarthy: Animated 'Rise of the Guardians' overly busy, should appeal to kids)
5. "Life of Pi," $12 million ($21.5 million international). (Review by The AP's David Germain: Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' is inspiring 3-D art)
6. "Wreck-It Ralph," $7.02 million ($1.5 million international). (Review by The AP's Justin Lowe: Animated 'Wreck-It Ralph' has fun celebrating video games old and new)
7. "Killing Them Softly," $7 million ($700,000 international). (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire: Brad Pitt’s strong in ‘Killing Them Softly,’ but crime drama lacks subtlety)
8. "Red Dawn," $6.6 million ($500,000 international). (Review by Meszoros: 'Red Dawn' remake falters, despite solid effort by star Chris Hemsworth)
9. "Flight," $4.5 million. (Review by Meszoros: 'Flight' directed right into the ground by Robert Zemeckis)
10. "The Collection," $3.4 million.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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