Box Office Returns: Twilight Closes With a $137m Bang! Skyfall Down 52%, But Still Strong.
Say what you will about Twilight Sage, the franchise has been great for Hollywood and the film industry as a whole. The monster $137 million dollar opening weekend has set the box office ablaze. Moviegoing is up 14% verse last years weekend before Thanksgiving.
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 had an historic Friday, hauling in $71.2 million dollars. That’s good for the 6th biggest opening day in box office history. The film turned in $41 million on Saturday, and should accumulated a little over $275 million worldwide before weeks end. Right now Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 is making a dash to surpass Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1, but in all likelihood won’t surpass the franchise record New Moon set in 2009 by bringing in $142.8 million dollars in its opening weekend.
Overall, its been a great run for The Twilight franchise. Summit has made five films since 2008. The four previous films have accounted for over $2.5 billion dollars. This last installment, Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2, will put the films in high company by pushing the franchise over the $3 billion dollar mark. Only seven film franchises in history can make that claim: Harry Potter, James Bond, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman, Shrek and Spider-Man. So, Congrats, and I would be remiss not to say, I’m glad its all over.
Box Office Top Ten
1. Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Summit/Lionsgate) NEW [Runs 4,070] PG13
Friday $71.2M, Saturday $41.0M, Weekend $137.0M
2. Skyfall (Eon/MGM/Sony) Week 2 [Runs 3,505] PG13
Friday $12.3M, Saturday $18.2M, Weekend $42.0M (-52%), Cume $162.0M
3. Lincoln (DreamWorks/Fox/Disney) Week 2 [Runs 1,775] PG13
Friday $6.3M, Saturday $8.8M, Weekend $21.0M, Cume $22.4M
4. Wreck-It Ralph (Disney) Week 3 [Runs 3,622] PG
Friday $4.4M, Saturday $8.0M, Weekend $18.0M, Cume $121.5M
5. Flight (Paramount) Week 3 [Runs 2,612] R
Friday $2.5M, Saturday $4.0M, Weekend $8.7M, Cume $61.4M
6. Argo (Warner Bros) Week 6 [Runs 2,210] R
Friday $1.1M, Saturday $1.9M, Weekend $4.1M, Cume $92.1M
7. Taken 2 (Fox) Week 7 [Runs 2,063] PG13
Friday $650K, Saturday $975K, Weekend $2.1M, Cume $134.6M
8. Pitch Perfect (Universal) Week 8 [Runs 1,122] PG13
Friday $390K, Saturday $575K, Weekend $1.3M, Cume $61.6M
9. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Yash Raj Films) NEW [Runs 161] NR
Friday $367K, Saturday $551K, Weekend $1.2M
10. Here Comes The Boom (Sony) Week 6 [Runs 1,350] PG
Friday $330K, Saturday $525K, Weekend $1.1M, Cume $41.0M
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