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The Cricket's Daily 3: 'Breaking Dawn' breaks the bank

Published December 9, 2011 10:32 am

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Here's what's happening in pop culture:

• The latest "Twilight" movie, "Breaking Dawn, Part 1," took in $139.5 million at the box office this weekend, which is the fifth all-time opening tally — but ranks only second among "Twilight" movies ("New Moon" took in more). [Box Office Mojo]

• Taylor Swift took Artist of the Year and two other prizes at the American Music Awards. Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj got two honors. [AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]

• Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are starting to write a third movie together, to continue the story told in "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset." [New York]