Twilight Finale “Breaking Dawn Part 2″ Pulls in Astounding $341 Million in Opening Weekend At Global Box Office

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Twilight Finale “Breaking Dawn Part 2″ Pulls in Astounding $341 Million in Opening Weekend At Global Box Office

Lionsgate “Breaking Dawn Part 2,” the Twilight finale, shattered the weekend box office grossing an astounding $141.3 million in its debut in domestic receipts and $199.6 million internationally, for a total haul of $340,9 million. James Bond thriller, “Skyfall” took the No. 2 spot with $41 million and a total haul of $669.2 million since its global debut, setting a record for the franchise. “Skyfall,” which stars Daniel Craig as 007, pushed Sony to its best year ever, surpassing $4 billion in global ticket sales.

Breaking Dawn Part 2” is the seccond-highest domestic weekend opening for a “Twilight” film, just shy of the $142.8 million that “New Moon” brought in over the same time period in 2009. Lionsgate points out that it became the first studio to release two movies that opened to over $125 million in the same year. In March, the studio released “The Hunger Games” and its domestic haul on opening weekend was $152 million.

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, earned $21 million in its debut weekend. The movie, widely viewed as an Oscar contender, brought in an average of nearly $12,000 per theater.

Rounding out the top five are Walt Disney’s animated movie “Wreck-It-Ralph,” about a videogame character who destroys everything in its path, took fourth place with $18.3 million and Paramount Pictures’ drama “Flight,” starring Denzel Washington in fifth place with $9 million.

Top 7 Box Office Results November 18, 2012:

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 $141.3 million

2. Skyfall $41.5 million

3. Lincoln $21 million

4. Wreck-It Ralph $18.3 million

5. Flight $8.6 million

6. Argo $4.1 million

7.  Taken 2 $2.1 million

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