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'Twilight' shines in third box office win over Bond
December 2, 2012 / 5:32 PM / 5 years ago

'Twilight' shines in third box office win over Bond

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The “Twilight” teen vampire movie shined again at U.S. and Canadian box offices, earning $17.4 million and its third consecutive No. 1 ranking as James Bond held strong and Brad Pitt’s new movie struggled.

Cast members Robert Pattinson (R) and Kristen Stewart pose for pictures before the German premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in Berlin, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

“Twilight” finale “Breaking Dawn - Part 2” finished just ahead of “Skyfall,” the 23rd film in the Bond franchise about British superspy 007. “Skyfall” rang up sales of $17 million domestically from Friday through Sunday.

“Breaking Dawn - Part 2” has pulled in $254.6 million since its release while “Skyfall” has grossed $246 million, putting both among the top films of the year.

Steven Spielberg’s historical drama “Lincoln” starring Daniel Day-Lewis took third place for the weekend with $13.5 million. Brad Pitt’s new movie, small-budget gangster film “Killing Them Softly,” grossed $7 million and landed in seventh place.

Reporting By Lisa Richwine and Christine Kearney; Editing by Bill Trott

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