Box office report for Nov. 19, 2012: "Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" sucks up $141.3 million opening weekend
The sun has set for “The Twilight Saga” with another blockbuster opening weekend.
The fifth and final film in the franchise, “Breaking Dawn — Part 2″ sucked up $141.3 million domestically over opening weekend and $199.6 million more overseas for a worldwide debut of $340.9 million, according to the Associated Press.
The AP reports that the finale ranks eighth on the list of all-time domestic debuts, and leaves “Twilight” with three of the top-10 openings, joining 2009′s “New Moon” (No. 7 with $142.8 million) and last year’s “Breaking Dawn — Part 1″ (No. 9 with $138.1 million).
Last May’s “The Avengers” is No. 1 with $207.4 million. “Batman” is the only other franchise with more than one top-10 opening: last July’s “The Dark Knight Rises” (No. 3 with $160.9 million) and 2008′s “The Dark Knight” (No. 4 with $158.4 million).
To read my “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ review, click here.
The last “Twilight” film seized the No. 1 spot from Sony’s James Bond adventure “Skyfall,” which slipped to second-place with $41.5 million domestically in its second weekend. “Skyfall” raised its domestic total to $161.3 million, according to the AP.
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