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$17M gives 'Twilight' 3rd week of domination

Still of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the 2011 film, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.' (Photo by Andrew Cooper, courtesey of Summit Entertainment)

December 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Third time is a charm for the latest installment in the "Twilight" series, as "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One" was number one at the box office for the third straight weekend in a row.

The movie took in just under $17 million, raising its domestic total to more than $247 million during what was one of the year's slowest box office weekends. Summit Entertainment's female-driven blockbuster added $40.2 million overseas, taking it to a tally of $341 million internationally and $588.3 million worldwide.

In second place for the second straight week was Disney's "The Muppets" with just over $11 million.

The top 10 movies of the weekend were:

1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," $16.9 million ($40.2 million international).
2. "The Muppets," $11.2 million ($1.8 million international). 3. "Hugo," $7.6 million.
4. "Arthur Christmas," $7.4 million ($11.4 million international).
5. "Happy Feet Two," $6 million ($16.3 million international).
6. "Jack and Jill," $5.5 million ($3.2 million international).
7. "The Descendants," $5.2 million.
8. "Immortals," $4.4 million ($4 million international).
9. "Tower Heist," $4.1 million ($4 million international).
10. "Puss in Boots," $3.1 million ($23 million international).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.