Breaking Dawn is showing no signs of breaking down at the box office.
For the third consecutive weekend, this installment of the Twilight Saga earned more money than any other film, adding $16.9 million to its growing tally on Friday and Saturday.
Breaking Dawn actually trails past franchise editions at this point in its run, as it's earned 247.3 million domestic dollars in 17 days. By comparison, New Moon had brought in $255.4 million at this juncture, while Eclipse had collected $255.8 million.
Is there any doubt, however, that next November's Breaking Dawn Part 2 will own all Twilight records in the end?
Here is a look at the top five box office results from the weekend:
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1: $16.9 mil
- The Muppets: $11.2 mil
- Hugo: $7.6 mil
- Arthur Christmas: $7.4 mil
- Happy Feet Two: $6.0 mil