‘Twilight’ Stays Bright But Hollywood Snoozes
First Published: December 4, 2011 12:57 PM EST Credit: Summit Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The latest “Twilight” movie still cast the longest shadow with $16.9 million for a third-straight No. 1 finish during one of the year’s slowest weekends at the box office.
Business was dismal, with box-office tracker Hollywood.com estimating Sunday that domestic revenues totaled just $82 million. That puts it barely ahead of Hollywood’s worst haul of the year, when revenues were $81.5 million over the second weekend in September.
Summit Entertainment’s blockbuster “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” raised its domestic haul to $247.3 million.
Coming in second again was Disney’s “The Muppets” with $11.2 million, lifting the family film’s domestic total to $56.1 million.
With no new wide releases opening after the busy Thanksgiving weekend, ticket sales nosedived, with other holdover films managing so-so revenues.
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