Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart continue to hold the rapt attention of moviegoers this weekend after Breaking Dawn, Part 1 continued to hold onto the No. 1 box office spot, with more than $40 million in sales.
The take comes on top of a $139 million opening weekend and another $60.2 million in the five days since Thanksgiving, according to reports.
Family fare, not surprisingly, was dominant over the holidays.
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Disney’s “The Muppets,” debuted in the No. 2 spot with a three-day weekend gross of $29.5 million and a five-day holiday total of $42 million.
Warner Bros. sequel “Happy Feet Two” came in at No. 3 with a three-day total of $13.4 million and $18.4 million for five days.
Sony’s animated “Arthur Christmas” finished fourth with $12.7 million and $17 million respectively.
Adult-oriented movie, Paramount’s acclaimed “Hugo,” directed by the famed Martin Scorsese, came in at No. 5 with $11.4 million and $15.4 million.
Scorsese’s 3D film posted a 97 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which tracks movie reviews.
Overall, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, usually one of Tinseltown’s busiest, was disappointing.
“I was pretty surprised by this. I just thought this was the perfect combination of films in the marketplace,” said Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com. “Maybe there was just too much out there.”
The weekend domestic box office total of $230 million is down 12 percent from last year, continuing a slump, according to deadline.com
Breaking Dawn, Part 1, is the fourth and next to last film in the “Twilight” series, which has grossed more than $1 billion since the initial movie debuted in 2008.
The latest film marks a decided shift in the action. It focuses on the wedding of human Bella Swan (Stewart) and vampire (Edward Cullen) and all the ramifications that causes for the Cullen clan and Jacob Black’s (Taylor Lautner) werewolves.
The wedding scene is one of the biggest on-screen nuptials in recent memory. Check out movie stills and honeymoon shots above.