Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Weekend box office: ‘Twilight’ shines

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are shown in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1." (Andrew Cooper - AP)
From fuzzy puppets to dancing penguins to adventuring orphans, Thanksgiving weekend was all about the family movies this year. Among this weekend’s top five flicks were “The Muppets,” “Happy Feet Two,” “Arthur Christmas” and “Hugo.” In fact, only the No. 1 movie for the week, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1,” captivated teen and adult audiences more than the feel-good family fare.

After this weekend, the newest “Twilight” installment has earned a total of $221.3 million in the United States and $489.3 million worldwide. Here’s the full list for this weekend’s top movies at the box office:

1. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1,” $42 million

2. “The Muppets,” $29.5 million

3. “Happy Feet Two,” $13.4 million

4. “Arthur Christmas,” $12.7 million

5. “Hugo,” $11.4 million

6. “Jack and Jill,” $10.3 million

7. “Immortals,” $8.8 million

8. “Puss in Boots,” $7.4 million

9. “Tower Heist,” $7.3 million

10. “The Descendants,” $7.2 million

By  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/28/2011

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