The fourth Twilight movie, starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, pulls in £4.5 million to secure first place. Arthur Christmas boosts its takings, up more than £200,000 from last week, to take second spot with £2.5 million.
My Week with Marilyn is the highest of five new releases to make the top ten, landing at number three ahead of The Adventures of Tintin and Immortals.
Despite the star power of Daniel Craig and Brad Pitt, Dream House and Moneyball only manage to chart at numbers seven and ten respectively.
The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (1) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 - £4,574,978
2. (2) Arthur Christmas - £2,526,285
3. (-) My Week with Marilyn - £749,819
4. (3) The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - £712,398
5. (4) Immortals - £534,163
6. (-) 50/50 - £410,251
7. (-) Dream House - £304,239
8. (-) In Time - £258,840
9. (-) Desi Boyz - £243,792
10. (-) Moneyball - £230,848
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