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Breaking Dawn Takes Thanksgiving Weekend

Summit's THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN — PART 1 held strong at the U.S. box office over the Thanksgiving weekend claiming to top spot for the second week in a row.

Summit's THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN — PART 1 held strong at the U.S. box office over the Thanksgiving weekend claiming to top spot for the second week in a row. With vfx from Comen VFX, Halon Entertainment, Legacy Effects, Lola Visual Effects, Method Studios, Modus Fx, Pixel Magic, Soho VFX, Spin VFX, Tippett Studio and Wildfire Visual Effects, the supernatural romance added $42 million to its $221.3 million cume.

Disney's THE MUPPETS debuted in second, raising $29.5 million over three days and $43 million since opening on Wednesday. Legacy Effects and Shade VFX provided visual effects for the big show.

Warner Bros.' HAPPY FEET TWO tapped into third with $13.4 million. The sequel to the Oscar-winning animated feature has a cume of $43.8 million.

Sony and Aardman's ARTHUR CHRISTMAS delivered $12.7 million in fourth place. The holiday comedy has brought in $17 million since its Wednesday premiere.

Paramount's HUGO rode into fifth place, earning $11.3 million. With vfx from Plowman Craven & Associates, Lola Visual Effects, Mark Roberts Motion Control, Matte World Digital, Nvizage, Pixomondo and With A Twist Studio, the Martin Scorses 3-D family film has brought in $15.4 million since its Wednesday debut.

Sony's JACK AND JILL collected another $10.3 million in sixth place. With vfx from Atomic Fiction, Method Studios, Pixel Liberation Front and Wildfire Visual Effects, the Adam Sandler comedy has a cume of $57.4 million.

Relativity's IMMORTALS tumbled from third to seventh, plundering an additional $8.8 million. With vfx from ReThink VFX, ScanlineVFX, 3DRevolution, BarXseven, Christov Effects and Design, Comen VFX, Image Engine Design, Modus Fx, NeoReel, Proof, Rodeo FX, The Third Floor, Tippett Studio and XYZ-RGB, the Greek mythical epic has total receipts equaling $68.6 million.

DreamWorks Animation's PUSS IN BOOTS curled up in eighth place with $7.45 million. The animated hit has a cume of $135.4 million.

Universal's TOWER HEIST stole $7.32 million in ninth. With vfx from Gravity, Phosphene, Method Studios and Stella VFX, the crime comedy has a cume of $65.4 million.

For the second week in a row, Fox Searchlight's THE DESCENDANTS closed out the top ten, adding $7.2 million to its $10.7 million cume.

Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.

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