'Twilight' finale sucks up $141M in debut weekend

Associated Press Modified: November 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm •  Published: November 19, 2012
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Twilight" didn't fade out.

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" earned $141 million domestically over opening weekend, putting the final "Twilight" in the eighth position on the list of all-time domestic debuts, leaving the supernatural series 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).

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," Summit, $141,067,634, 4,070 locations, $34,660 average, $141,067,634, one week.

2. "Skyfall," Sony, $41,104,513, 3,505 locations, $11,727 average, $160,941,621, two weeks.

3. "Lincoln," Disney, $21,049,406, 1,775 locations, $11,859 average, $22,468,242, two weeks.

4. "Wreck-It Ralph," Disney, $18,582,937, 3,622 locations, $5,131 average, $121,750,227, three weeks.

5. "Flight," Paramount, $8,802,881, 2,612 locations, $3,370 average, $61,523,691, three weeks.

6. "Argo," Warner Bros., $4,046,366, 2,210 locations, $1,831 average, $91,998,846, six weeks.

7. "Taken 2," Fox, $2,126,620, 2,063 locations, $1,031 average, $134,651,009, seven weeks.

8. "Jab Tak Hai Jaan," Yash Raj Films, $1,283,585, 160 locations, $8,022 average, $1,941,805, one week.

9. "Pitch Perfect," Universal, $1,267,855, 1,122 locations, $1,130 average, $61,084,213, eight weeks.

10. "Here Comes the Boom," Sony, $1,172,656, 1,350 locations, $869 average, $40,991,671, six weeks.

11. "Hotel Transylvania," Sony, $942,921, 1,248 locations, $756 average, $142,734,519, eight weeks.

12. "Cloud Atlas," Warner Bros., $929,229, 920 locations, $1,010 average, $24,923,132, four weeks.



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