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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Holdover films remained tops at the weekend box office as the “Twilight” finale finished at No. 1 again with $17.4 million and the James Bond tale “Skyfall” ran a close second with $16.6 million.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:
1. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn _ Part 2,” Summit, $17,416,362, 4,008 locations, $4,345 average, $254,598,866, three weeks.
2. “Skyfall,” Sony, $16,555,894, 3,463 locations, $4,781 average, $245,585,083, four weeks.
3. “Rise of the Guardians,” Paramount, $13,388,852, 3,672 locations, $3,646 average, $48,836,105, two weeks.
4. “Lincoln,” Disney, $13,376,696, 2,018 locations, $6,629 average, $83,566,169, four weeks.
5. “Life of Pi,” Fox, $12,151,853, 2,928 locations, $4,150 average, $48,512,994, two weeks.
6. “Wreck-It Ralph,” Disney, $6,948,550, 3,087 locations, $2,251 average, $158,184,813, five weeks.
7. “Killing Them Softly,” Weinstein Co., $6,812,900, 2,424 locations, $2,811 average, $6,812,900, one week.
8. “Red Dawn,” FilmDistrict, $6,500,245, 2,781 locations, $2,337 average, $31,272,953, two weeks.
9. “Flight,” Paramount, $4,479,067, 2,603 locations, $1,721 average, $81,465,903, five weeks.
10. “The Collection,” LD Entertainment, $3,104,269, 1,403 locations, $2,213 average, $3,104,269, one week.
11. “Silver Linings Playbook,” Weinstein Co., $3,090,131, 371 locations, $8,329 average, $10,740,112, three weeks.
12. “Anna Karenina,” Focus, $2,245,570, 384 locations, $5,848 average, $4,106,921, three weeks.
13. “Argo,” Warner Bros., $2,010,349, 1,043 locations, $1,927 average, $100,990,766, eight weeks.
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