Just in:  

You are here: Home»Entertainment»Movies»'Twilight' clings to top N. America box office slot

'Twilight' clings to top N. America box office slot

twilight-seriesLOS ANGELES: The final "Twilight" vampire movie held on for a third week to the top spot at the North America box office, narrowly holding off the latest James Bond effort, preliminary estimates said Sunday.


"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2," the fifth and final installment of the wildly popular series, took $17.4 million, said industry tracker Exhibitor Relations, pushing the film's three-week total past $250 million.


The previous four films, based on novels by Stephenie Meyer and starting in 2008, earned a colossal $2.4 billion.


In second spot was the Bond movie "Skyfall," which earned $17 million on its fourth weekend -- it has grossed more than $246 million since its US opening.


Tied for third place were Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and "Rise of the Guardians," DreamWorks's latest animated offering, featuring Jack Frost. Each earned $13.5 million in box office receipts.


Day-Lewis has been tipped as a likely Oscar nominee for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the critically-acclaimed biopic of the assassinated 16th president of the United States.


Holding on to fifth place, 3D fantasy "Life of Pi" by Oscar-winning Taiwanese-American director Ang Lee, based on a Booker prize-winning novel about an Indian boy adrift on a lifeboat in the Pacific, took in $12 million.


Also tied, for sixth place, "Wreck-It Ralph," the animated Disney film about a video game villain aspiring to be a hero, and new entry "Killing Them Softly," directed by and starring Brad Pitt as a mob enforcer. Each took in $7 million.


In eighth place was "Red Dawn," an updated take on a 1984 movie, about a group of teenagers who look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers. It took in $6.6 million.


And at number nine was "Flight," starring Denzel Washington, who is also drawing Oscar buzz for his role as a crash-landing hero pilot with drink and drug problems. It pulled in $4.5 million.


Rounding out the top 10 was horror flick "The Collection," about a man who escapes the vicious grip of a serial killer and is blackmailed to rescue a girl from the killer's clutches, which debuted with $3.4 million in ticket sales.


Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,813.39 0.01
Arrow Nasdaq 5,116.15 0.26
Arrow S&P 2,088.87 0.01
Arrow FTSE 6,337.64 0.96
Arrow DAX 11,169.54 2.15
Arrow CAC-40 4,892.99 1.51
Arrow Nikkei 19,847.58 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 22,498.00 0.40
Arrow Sensex 25,775.74 0.17

Wholesale Camping Equipment from China at 

New 2015 adidas and Nike Soccer Cleats at Kicks Corner uk

Ad Asia 2015

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln