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Box office: Even cute Kermit can't top Lautner, Pattinson [Video]

December 5, 2011 | 12:06 pm

The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 was the No 1 film at the box office for the third consecutive weekend
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of "The Muppets" were expected to rule the box office this weekend, but even the cute puppets couldn't prove more alluring than the latest "Twilight" flick.

For the third consecutive weekend, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" was the No. 1 film at the box office. While the film raked in an additional sum of around $17 million, it was otherwise a lackluster weekend at the multiplex. After a slew of new films hit theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday, no movies debuted nationwide this weekend. As a result, it ended up being the second-slowest movie-going weekend of the year.

Still, both the family films "Hugo" and "Arthur Christmas" held up decently, as both films have now grossed around $25 million. But how big can the 3-D movies get? Check out this week's box office video report for more details.


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-- Amy Kaufman


Photo:  Ashley Greene, left, Kristen Stewart and Nikki Reed star in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1." Credit: Summit Entertainment