I am so happy The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 finally hit theaters this weekend, because now I won’t have to see another promotional campaign with incessant ads for this awful franchise. At least until they decide to reboot it in six months and tell the untold story or whichever hook they use to get the kids back into the theatre. Breaking Dawn easily nabbed the top spot this week with $141.3 million dollars. That estimate is down slightly from BDP1‘s opening, but who cares? It still made an ungodly amount of money and will continue to do so over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The latest James Bond flick Skyfall fell 53% to the the number two spot with $41.5 million. It now stands as the highest grossing Bond film ever with a worldwide tally of $669.2 million. Domestically Skyfall has grossed $161.3 million and should have no trouble finishing north of $200 million.
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln opened wide this weekend and took the number three spot with $21 million, which is almost exactly what Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opened with. The difference? Spielberg’s Lincoln has great reviews and critics are raving about Daniel Day-Lewis’ performance. Expect the pic to have good legs heading into the holiday and awards season.
Disney’s animated Wreck-It Ralph fell 44.5 % to number four with $18.3 million dollars. It’s domestic total is now $121.4 million.
In at number five is Robert Zemeckis’ Flight starring Denzel Washington. The well reviewed drama fell 41.7% from last weekend to finish with $8.6 million. It’s domestic total is now a healthy $61.3 million.
That’s it for this week. You can check the rest of the Top Ten on the chart below.
|1.||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||$141.3 million|
|4.||Wreck-It Ralph||$18.3 million|
|7.||Taken 2||$2.1 million|
|8.||Pitch Perfect||$1.26 million|
|9.||Here Comes the Boom||$1.2 million|
|10.||Cloud Atlas||$.9 million|
SOURCE: Box Office Mojo