The Straits Times
Published on Dec 03, 2012

Twilight shines in third box office win over Bond


LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The Twilight teen movie vampires sucked more money out of theaters over the weekend, leading James Bond, Brad Pitt and the rest of box office pack with US$17.4 million (21.2 million) in United States (US) and Canadian ticket sales and scoring its third weekly win.

Pitt's new movie, the small-budget gangster film Killing Them Softly, bombed with filmgoers who panned it with a rare "F" grade on average in polling by audience survey firm CinemaScore. The movie landed in seventh place with US$7 million in ticket sales at domestic theatres.

The results were much brighter for Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the fifth and final film in the Twilight vampire and werewolf saga, which has earned US$254.6 million at North American (US and Canadian) theatres since its smash debut on Nov 16.

The top rankings were similar to last week's Thanksgiving holiday weekend.