Twilight holds off The Muppets during a lazy Weekend at the Box Office

In the second lowest grossing weekend of the year at the box office (following Labor Day), Twilight Breaking Dawn Part. 1 held on to the top spot for the third week in a row. The film which is likely to be a Razzie Award front-runner for worst picture of the year took in another $16.9 million for a big total of $247.3 million. Holding on to second was The Muppets which nabbed another $ 11.2 million for $56 million to date. With no new big releases, the specialty market made news as films in limited release like The Artist, The Descendants and My Week with Marilyn took in good numbers. Opening with very strong per theatre grosses were Oscar hopefuls Shame, starring Michael Fassbender, and David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method also with Fassbender plus Keira Knightly and Viggo Mortenson. For more on all the numbers, head to Box Office Mojo here and check out the new top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Sum. $16,900,000 -59.5% 4,046 -20 $4,177 $247,300,000 $110 3
2 2 The Muppets BV $11,200,000 -61.7% 3,440 – $3,256 $56,137,000 $45 2
3 5 Hugo Par. $7,625,000 -32.9% 1,840 +563 $4,144 $25,188,000 – 2
4 4 Arthur Christmas Sony $7,350,000 -39.1% 3,376 – $2,177 $25,292,000 – 2
5 3 Happy Feet Two WB $6,000,000 -55.2% 3,536 -75 $1,697 $51,785,000 – 3
6 6 Jack and Jill Sony $5,500,000 -45.0% 3,049 +20 $1,804 $64,308,000 $79 4
7 9 The Descendants FoxS $5,200,000 -29.2% 574 +184 $9,059 $18,087,000 – 3
8 7 Immortals Rela. $4,394,000 -50.5% 2,627 -50 $1,673 $75,588,000 $75 4
9 10 Tower Heist Uni. $4,100,000 -42.9% 2,404 -70 $1,705 $70,800,000 $75 5
10 8 Puss in Boots P/DW $3,050,000 -59.4% 2,750 -255 $1,109 $139,522,000 $130 6

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