Breaking Dawn Sinks Teeth Into Box Office

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November 20, 2011 | 6:40pm EST

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 sunk its teeth into the box office at the weekend after raking in $139.5 million.
The second-to-last installment of the hit vampire series, starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, pulled in a staggering $30.3 million after Thursday’s midnight showings alone.

Coming in at a distant second place was animated film Happy Feet 2, which opened with takings of $22 million, while Immortals dropped to third place with earnings of $12.2 million.

Rounding out the top five were Adam Sandler’s comedy Jack and Jill ($12 million) and family film Puss in Boots ($10.7 million) at fourth and fifth place respectively.

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