'Breaking Dawn' Earns $489M

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 keeps taking a bite out of the global box office, winning the Thanksgiving race with $62.3 million over the long weekend. It earned another $71.5 million globally over the same period for a total of $489.3 million worldwide since it opened Nov. 18. The other movie featuring monsters that did well—The Muppets—earned $42 million from Wednesday to Sunday, good enough for second place. But this year, the Thanksgiving box office was still down 12 percent compared to 2010—last year the big draws were Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Disney's Tangled.