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Weekend Box Office: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1′ Fights Off Competitors to Stay in First Place

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‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1′ continued to dominate at the box office this weekend, earning $42 million to easily retain its top spot on the charts.

‘The Muppets,’ the resurrection of the beloved franchise, came in second with a $29.5 million haul, while the singing and dancing penguins of ‘Happy Feet 2′ earned $13.4 million for a third place finish.

The animated ‘Arthur Christmas’ brought in $12.7 million for fourth, and Martin Scorsese’s family drama ‘Hugo’ rounded out the top five with $11.3 million in revenues.

Here’s a list of the top 10 movies at the box office Friday through Sunday with estimated grosses, along with how much each movie has made since its release:

1. ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1′ – $42 million, $221.3 million total
2. ‘The Muppets’ – $29.5 million, $42 million total
3. ‘Happy Feet 2′ – $13.4 million, $43.7 million total
4. ‘Arthur Christmas’ – $12.7 million, $16.9 million total
5. ‘Hugo’ – $11.3 million, $15.3 million total
6. ‘Jack and Jill’ – $10.3 million, $57.4 million total
7. ‘Immortals’ – $8.8 million, $68.6 million total
8. ‘Puss In Boots’ – $7.4 million, $135.3 million total
9. ‘Tower Heist’ – $7.3 million, $65.3 million total
10. ‘The Descendants’ – $7.2 million, $10.7 million total

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