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    Breaking Dawn Is the Biggest (Just Not, You Know, the Biggest)

    ROBERT PATTINSON, KRISTEN STEWART, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Summit Entertainment

    Breaking Dawn: Part 1 owned the penguins, the Immortals and the weekend. 

    It just didn't own its own record book. 

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    The new Twilight movie grossed $139.5 million, per Sunday estimates, the fifth-biggest, opening-weekend debut in Hollywood history.

    In fourth place on the all-time list—still: New Moon, which made off with nearly $143 million in 2009.

    If Breaking Dawn: Part 1 fell shy of setting a franchise record that most box-office handicappers thought it would have, then it didn't fall short elsewhere.

    In the box-office race, domestic division, it lorded over a weak CGI sequel, Happy Feet Two, and a one-and-done box-office champ, Immortals. Overseas, it was a bigger force than any previous Twilight film, grossing $144 million.

    Overall, the $110 million movie is already projected to have grossed $283.5 million worldwide.

    And that, judging by Box Office Mojo stats, actually is a Twilight record.

    Elsewhere, George Clooney's Oscar-buzz comedy-drama, The Descendants, looked like a winner, cracking the Top 10 and the $1million mark despite playing at fewer than 30 theaters. (Breaking Dawn played at more than 4,000.)

    In its second weekend, Adam Sandler's infamous Jack and Jill didn't drop like a stone, but didn't look like it was going to top $100 million domestically, either. Right now, it's at about $41 million, or about $20 million behind the pace of Just Go With It, which itself just barely kept Sandler's streak of nine-figure-grossing comedies alive.

    Footloose and Paranormal Activity 3 both dropped out of the Top 10. The remake goes out with more $50 million in the domestic bank; the sequel, with $100 million-plus.

    Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, as compiled from the studios' domestic estimates and other sources:

    1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1, $139.5 million
    2. Happy Feet Two, $22 million
    3. Immortals, $12.3 million
    4. Jack and Jill, $12 million
    5. Puss in Boots, $10.7 million
    6. Tower Heist, $7 million
    7. J. Edgar, $5.9 million
    8. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, $2.9 million
    9. In Time, $1.7 million
    10. The Descendants, $1.2 million

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