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Twilight remains atop US box office, fighting off Skyfall

Published on Nov 27, 2012 7:53 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The last Twilight vampire movie clung to the top of North America's box office for a second weekend, fighting off the latest 007 movie Skyfall in second place, figures showed on Monday.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, the fifth and final installment of the wildly popular series, took US$43.6 million (S$53.2 million), according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

The previous four films, based on novels by Stephenie Meyer and starting in 2008, earned a colossal US$2.4 billion altogether.

In second spot was the new James Bond movie Skyfall, which earned US$35.5 million on its third weekend in theatres, or US$51 million over the combined five days including last Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday.

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