Much to no one’s surprise, “Twilight” continues to be the box office behemoth as it enter its final act. We break down the dollar signs after the jump.
As “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2” brought the curtain down on at least the current iteration of its story with a sizable launch around the world, the numbers are impressive as Bella and co. raked in $141.3 million in its first weekend.
Though the supernatural love fest didn’t shatter any records, it still knocked perennial powerhouse James Bond (“Skyfall”) down to the number two slot. While “Silver Linings Playbook” (starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro) and “Anna Karenina” opened to limited showings, Bond’s latest outing continues to dominate even after “Twilight” snaked the top spot. It’s now the highest-earning project for 007 around the world, grossing $41.5 million for second place.
Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” expanded its screen count to hit more theaters around the country, allowing the historic biopic to soar up to third place, taking home $21 million. Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” slipped down into fourth place, earning $18.3 million while “Flight” dropped to fifth and $8.6 million.
Coming in at sixth place is Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” which made $4 million, ahead of “Taken 2” at seventh and $2.1 million. “Pitch Perfect” and “Here Comes the Boom” fought it out for the eight and ninth box office position, with $1.26 and $1.2 million respectively. Lastly, “Cloud Atlas” continues to be a box office dud, coming in at last place only earning a paltry $900,000.
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