November 19 2012

Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Vamps its Way Into First Place at the Box Office

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The best part of this week’s box office report? I will never again have to write about the premiere weekend of a Twilight movie.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 brought in $141.3 million in its opening weekend, about $3 million more than Part 1. It also took in $199.6 million in the foreign markets for a total of $340.9 million off of a $120 million budget. Now lets just see the whole series fade away now from our existence.

Skyfall is now the most successful James Bond film having brought in another $41.5 million domestically in the U.S. While that doesn’t make it the top film in the franchise domestically, the fact it has brought in a total of $669 million worldwide. Another $7 million, however, and it will also be the top film here.  Can they sign Daniel Craig to play Bond for eternity now? Despite the 53 percent fall from last weekend, the film is still performing well enough to keep brining the money in.

Only available in limited release last weekend, Lincoln has now expanded countrywide and took in $21 million to land in third place. That brings its domestic total to $22.4 million off of a $65 million budget. It’s going to have a difficult time making it back at the box office at this rate, but it’ll probably have an excellent life on home video.

Fourth place went to Wreck-It Ralph with an additional $18.3 million bringing its domestic total to $121.4 million. With a $165 million budget, things aren’t going quite as well as they might appear, but when you’re Disney, licensing alone makes everything back.

Rounding out the top five was Flight which brought in another $8.6 million.

The big releases for next weekend include Life of Pi, Red Dawn and Rise of the Guardians.

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