Summit's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 continued to lead the daily box office with ease on Monday with a daily take of $9.85 million. The fourth installment of the blockbuster fantasy franchise fell 63 percent from Sunday. In comparison, 2009's The Twilight Saga: New Moon fell 62 percent to gross $10.51 million on its first Monday. Breaking Dawn - Part 1 has grossed a massive $147.98 million in just four days, placing it a slim 3.5 percent behind the pace of New Moon. Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is set to remain a major force at the box office over the Thanksgiving holiday frame and should find itself in a close battle for first place with Disney's The Muppets.
Happy Feet Two claimed second place with $1.76 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Warner Bros. fell 71 percent from Sunday. That was a bit better than the 75 percent 2006's Happy Feet fell on its first Sunday, but at the same time Happy Feet Two was obviously coming off a much smaller opening weekend than Happy Feet was. Happy Feet Two has grossed a disappointing $22.995 million in four days. That places the film 48 percent behind the pace of Happy Feet and 18 percent behind the pace of 2008's Bolt. Happy Feet Two will hope to hold up very well over Thanksgiving, but will face added competition from three new family films beginning tomorrow.
Relativity's Immortals finished in third with $1.33 million. The 3D action film fell 62 percent from Sunday and 46 percent from last Monday. With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, Immortals is now starting to show signs of stabilizing. The film has grossed $54.41 million in eleven days, placing it 14 percent behind the pace of 2008's 10,000 B.C. Immortals will hope to serve as an alternative to family fare over Thanksgiving weekend.
Speaking of family fare, fellow family films Puss in Boots & Jack and Jill took fourth and fifth place respectively on Monday. Paramount's Puss in Boots was down 67 percent from Sunday to gross $1.10 million, while Sony's Jack and Jill was down 66 percent to gross $1.03 million. Compared to last Monday, Puss in Boots was up 20 percent and Jack and Jill was up 2 percent. Respective totals stand at $123.49 million through 25 days for Puss in Boots and at $41.79 million through eleven days for Jack and Jill.
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