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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Twilight Saga’ Ends at the Top

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2'

The end of the Twilight franchise saga has arrived, and its fans made sure it went out with a considerable box office take.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 took the number one spot with $141.3 million this weekend, pushing last week's top earner, Skyfall, back to number two with $41.5 million. Lincoln was added to around 1,700 theaters, boosting its sales to $21 million and thus securing the number three spot. Disney's Wreck-It Ralph fell two spots to number four with $18.3 million while Flight also dropped two spots to number five with $8.6 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Skyfall’ Knocks ‘Ralph’ from Top Spot

Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'Skyfall'

To no one's surprise, Skyfall swept the box office this weekend, nabbing the number one spot at the box office. What is a pleasant surprise - for the film's producers, anyway - was that the 23rd James Bond film's take of $87.8 million secured a new opening weekend record for the 50-year-old franchise.

Disney's latest film, Wreck-It Ralph, was bumped down from its number one title to number two with $33 million while Flight also dropped a spot to number three with $15.1 million. Argo remains within the top five with $6.7 million in its fifth week while Taken 2 stayed put at number five with $4 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Ralph Wrecks the Competition

Wreck-It Ralph

Disney's week just keeps getting better.

Wreck-It Ralph made quite an impact on the box office this weekend, taking in $49.1 million. Flight, starring Denzel Washington, debuted at second place with $25 million while Argo experienced a short-lived time at the top, having dropped down two spots to number three with $10.2 million. Fourth place went to newcomer The Man with the Iron Fists, which took in $8.2 million while Taken 2 dropped one spot to number five with $6 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Argo Climbs to the Top of a Quiet Weekend

Argo

After already having been in theaters for three weeks, Ben Affleck's Argo finally made it to number one during a weak box office weekend with $12.3 million.

Hotel Transylvania was also boosted this weekend after having fallen from its number one debut. The animated family film jumped from number four to second place with $9.5 million. The much buzzed about Cloud Atlas debuted at number three with $9.4 million while Paranormal Activity 4 fell three spots to number four with $8.6 million. Finally, Taken 2 dropped two spots to number five with $8 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Paranormal Activity 4 Claims the Top Spot

Paranormal Activity 4

Horror films, to no one's suprise, continue to take in the most at the box office as we approach Halloween - the latest Paranormal Activity film is no exception.

Paranormal Activity 4 debuted at the top with a modest $30.2 million, which is still quite a profit for its $5 million budget, but nowhere near as impressive as its predecessors. Ben Affleck's sophomore film Argo held steady at number two this weekend with $16.6 million while Hotel Transylvania was bumped up a spot to number three with $13.5 million. Taken 2 took the biggest blow, dropping three spots to number four with $13.4 million. Alex Cross debuted at number five with $11.7 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Argo, Sinister No Match for Taken 2

Liam Neeson in 'Taken 2'

Newcomers Argo and Sinister came close to the top of the box office, but they were ultimately no match for Taken 2, which maintained its number one position for the second consecutive week.

The Taken sequel took in $22.5 million at the box office while Ben Affleck's Argo followed close behind with $20.1 million. Sinister - a horror film starring Ethan Hawke - debuted at number three with $18.2 million while fourth place went to Hotel Transylvania, which earned $17.3 million. The Kevin James comedy Here Comes the Boom rounds out the top five with its debut at $12 million

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Casting Corner: Patrick Dempsey, Drew Barrymore and More

Patrick Dempsey

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Patrick Dempsey: Michael Bay has paged Dr. Shepherd for next year’s Transformers 3. Not much is known about Dempsey’s “darker character,” but the Grey’s Anatomy hunk will reportedly serve as Megan Fox’s boss. That’s probably all he needs to know.

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