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'Twilight' grosses $43 million for weekend

Nov. 25, 2012 at 2:38 PM

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" remained at the top of the box office, grossing an estimated $43 million in U.S. theaters over the weekend.

The James Bond film, "Skyfall," held onto its No. 2 spot, taking in $36 million in its third weekend in U.S. theaters.

Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" finished third, taking in $25 million at 2,018 theaters.

DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians" debuted at No. 4 with $24 million. Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" was No. 5 with $22 million.

The animated "Wreck-It Ralph" fell to No. 6, taking in $16.7 million, for a three-week total of $149 million.

All studio estimates of gross U.S. receipts are via Box Office Mojo.

"Red Dawn" ($14.6 million) debuted at No. 7, while "Flight" ($8.6 million) dropped three spots to come in eighth. The David O. Russell film, "Silver Linings Playbook," starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, took the No. 9 spot with $4.6 million from 367 theaters. "Argo" ($3.8 million) was No. 10.

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