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YOUR WEAKEND BOX OFFICE: Summit’s Twilight franchise is going out with a bang, as Breaking Dawn Part 2 rang up $141.3 million—and a per-screen average of $R34,717m—in its opening weekend. The only other movie to fill theaters in comparable fashion was David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein), which averaged $28,625 in 16 theaters to Breaking Dawn Part 2’s 4,070. James Bond and Abe Lincoln held down the second and third slots, as Skyfall (Sony) fell 53% to $41.5m ($11,840 average) in its second weekend, while Spielberg’s Lincoln (Disney) expanded from 11 theaters to 1,775, grossing $21m and averaging a nearly identical $11,831. Three other films were in seven figures: Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph ($18.3m, $5,056), Paramount’s Flight ($8.6m, $3,298) and WB’s Argo ($4.1m, $1,842). (11/19a)

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