‘Twilight’ vanquishes box office, again

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The latest “Twilight” teen vampire film held its top spot at the North American box office over the long holiday weekend, besting a new “Muppets” movie, industry figures showed on Sunday.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1” reigned for a second consecutive week with $42 million in ticket sales over the weekend and $62 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday, according to Exhibitor Relations.

That was enough to keep ahead of “The Muppets,” the new film based on the Jim Henson puppet characters, which grossed $29.5 million over the weekend, and $42 million since its debut on Wednesday, the preliminary data showed.

In other family fare, the penguin tale “Happy Feet Two” was third with a weekend take of $13.4 million, followed by “Arthur Christmas” ($12.7 million) and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” ($11.3 million).

Final figures are usually released on Monday.

In Nairobi, the new Twilight Edition hit the cinema screens last Friday, November 25. The movie is screening at Fox Cineplex – Sarit centre, Century Cinemax – Prestige, Star Flix – Village, Nu Media – Westgate and Nyali Cinemax.

Source: AFP, Flix

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