The fourth movie in the popular Twilight vampire romance series topped domestic box-office charts for the third straight weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 earned an estimated $16.9 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales from Friday through Sunday. In second place, Disney's revival of The Muppets generated $11.2 million. Family film Hugo finished the weekend in third place with $7.6 million.
Privately-held Summit Entertainment released Breaking Dawn, and Walt Disney Co distributed The Muppets. Hugo was released by Paramount, a unit of Viacom Inc. .