Continuous craze for "Breaking Dawn"
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Continuous craze for "Breaking Dawn"


"Breaking Dawn" grabs all the top spots at the weekend box office and doesn't seem to be backing down anytime soon.

27 Nov – "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" sees no sign of slowing down in the US box office earnings, taking in $43.6 million for the weekend (23-25 November). The top weekend earners remain stagnant with "Skyfall" and "Lincoln" taking up second and third respectively, the same positions as last week. New entries this week are climbing up the charts but not all of them are doing well. "Rise of the Guardians" and "Life of Pi" takes up the fourth and fifth spot while "Hitchcock", despite a strong casting of the acclaimed Anthony Hopkins and sultry Scarlett Johansson, doesn't seem to be making much of an impression with the American audience as it debuts at No. 21. The movie chronicles the love story between legendary director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) during the filming of "Psycho" in 1959.

"Thupakki", the Tamil action thriller, opened strong last week in Malaysia as it debuted at No.1 but falls to fifth place, as yet again "Breaking Dawn" takes up top spot. Not surprising, considering the popular grip this vampire love story has over teenage girls the world over. Box office domination of "Breaking Dawn" could also be attributed to the launch of four new halls at the existing Cathay Cineplex at e@Curve along with the opening of two new cinemas; MBO Citta Mall and TGV SetiaWalk which opened on the same day of the movie's release last week. "Breaking Dawn" is not the only new entry this week in Malaysia, as animation "Rise of the Guardians" takes second place while local horror-comedy film by Afdlin Shauki, "Pontianak Vs Orang Minyak" sits at third place.


Cathay Cineplex, e@Curve (pictured) and TGV Wangsa Walk ran "Twilight" marathons over the weekend playing all 5 movies in a row.

The Singapore box office follows a similar pattern as Malaysia and the US with "Breaking Dawn" debuting at number one and "Rise of the Guardians" taking in the second spot. Last week's top earner "Ah Boys to Men" falls to third place on the charts.

Other new movies that opened over the week in Malaysia include Hong Kong thriller "Cross" (2D) and "The Perks of being a Wallflower". For Singapore, there is "Red Dawn" (2D).



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