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

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Summit Entertainment

On their way to the Isle Esme, perhaps? Pattinson and Stewart take a boat ride while shooting the final film in Brazil. 

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.