Box Office Report: ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ Leads Ho-Hum Weekend With $5.5 Mil Friday

5 Dec

Summit Entertainment

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1”

The weekend after Thanksgiving is one of the slowest of the year, and 2011 is no different.

With no new wide releases, Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 continued to top the domestic box office, grossing $ 5.5 million on Friday for a cume of $ 235.9 million. The pic is on track for a $ 16.8 million weekend.

Disney’s kids pic The Muppets held at No. 2, grossing $ 2.8 million on its second Friday for a winning domestic cume of $ 48 million and projected $ 12 million weekend.

As expected, movies saw steep drops from the previous Friday, a holiday. Breaking Dawn was down 67 percent from the previous Friday, while Muppets fell 77 percent. But overall, box office revenues for the weekend aren’t expected to fall behind 2010 levels.

The real action is among award contenders. Martin Scorsese’s Hugo upped its theater count by more than 500 on Friday after being named best film



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