'Breaking Dawn' stays aloft with $16.5M weekend

December 5, 2011 - 6:30 PM
Box Office

In this July 21, 2011 photo, from left, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner pose at an event held to promote the film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1" has pulled in $16.5 million to hold on to the No. 1 spot at the box office for a third-straight time a weekend that was Hollywood's slowest of the year.

Domestic revenues totaled just $81 million, coming in $500,000 behind the year's previous low over the second weekend of September. Despite a strong lineup of family films, Hollywood was unable to pack fans into theaters after the busy Thanksgiving weekend.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1," Summit, $16,535,465, 4,046 locations, $4,087 average, $246,926,409, three weeks.

2. "The Muppets," Disney, $11,082,755, 3,440 locations, $3,222 average, $56,357,170, two weeks.

3. "Hugo," Paramount, $7,557,709, 1,840 locations, $4,107 average, $25,121,185, two weeks.

4. "Arthur Christmas," Sony, $7,401,736, 3,376 locations, $2,192 average, $25,343,487, two weeks.

5. "Happy Feet Two," Warner Bros., $5,919,390, 3,536 locations, $1,674 average, $51,704,566, three weeks.

6. "Jack and Jill," Sony, $5,356,973, 3,049 locations, $1,757 average, $64,165,454, four weeks.

7. "The Descendants," Fox Searchlight, $4,789,741, 574 locations, $8,344 average, $17,677,071, three weeks.

8. "Immortals," Relativity Media, $4,464,889, 2,627 locations, $1,700 average, $75,659,174, four weeks.

9. "Tower Heist," Universal, $3,953,925, 2,404 locations, $1,645 average, $70,598,755, five weeks.

10. "Puss in Boots," Paramount, $3,042,241, 2,750 locations, $1,106 average, $139,514,442, six weeks.

11. "J. Edgar," Warner Bros., $2,308,411, 1,985 locations, $1,163 average, $32,569,492, four weeks.

12. "My Week With Marilyn," Weinstein Co., $1,179,545, 244 locations, $4,834 average, $3,860,751, two weeks.

13. "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas," Warner Bros., $985,378, 710 locations, $1,388 average, $33,085,345, five weeks.

14. "Moneyball," Sony, $570,147, 1,004 locations, $568 average, $73,787,485, 11 weeks.

15. "In Time," Fox, $555,102, 421 locations, $1,319 average, $35,850,495, six weeks.

16. "The Ides of March," Sony, $515,897, 1,016 locations, $508 average, $40,123,590, nine weeks.

17. "Shame," Fox Searchlight, $349,519, 10 locations, $34,952 average, $349,519, one week.

18. "Dolphin Tale," Warner Bros., $315,278, 410 locations, $769 average, $70,714,876, 11 weeks.

19. "Melancholia," Magnolia, $270,335, 129 locations, $2,096 average, $1,601,918, four weeks.

20. "Like Crazy," Paramount Vantage, $257,767, 152 locations, $1,696 average, $2,874,373, six weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.