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Box Office Report: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' Scores $9.9 Mil on Monday

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Summit Entertainment
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1"

As kids and college students get out of school for Thanksgiving, the vampire pic enjoys robust weekday business.

Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 grossed a strong $9.9 million on Monday as teen girls and college students began breaking for the Thanskgiving holiday.

Monday's earnings came close to matching the$10.5 million earned by The Twilight Saga: New Moon on the same Monday two years ago.

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Breaking Dawn, opening to $138.1 million, has now grossed $148 million domestically. Its international earnings through Sunday were $144 million.

The movie continues to pace slightly behind New Moon, which opened to $142.8 million and grossed $153.3 million through its first Monday.

But there's no doubt that Breaking Dawn -- teaming director Bill Condon with franchise stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner -- is one of the biggest hits of the year and stands to do big business throughout the Thanksgiving holiday.