'Twilight' beats out 'Skyfall' at box office ranking

 The Twilight teen vampire movie shined again at U.S. and Canadian box offices, earning US$17.4 million and its third consecutive No. 1 ranking as James Bond held strong and Brad Pitt's new movie struggled.

Twilight finale Breaking Dawn - Part 2 finished just ahead of Skyfall, the 23rd film in the Bond franchise about British superspy 007. Skyfall rang up sales of US$17 million domestically from Friday through Sunday.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has pulled in US$254.6 million since its release while Skyfall has grossed US$246 million, putting both among the top films of the year.

Steven Spielberg's historical drama Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis took third place for the weekend with US$13.5 million. Brad Pitt's new movie, small-budget gangster film Killing Them Softly, grossed US$7 million and landed in seventh place.


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