“Twilight” Opens Big but “Lincoln” is the Real Surprise at the Box Office

As expected the final installment in the craptastic Twilight series, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, opened to a big number at the box office this weekend. However, the more interesting news is just how well Lincoln did in its first weekend in wide release… Breaking Dawn took in a giant $141 million for the second highest opening in the franchise’s history (behind New Moon) and the 8th biggest opening of all time. As usual, the grosses are likely to be front loaded for the film, but it should finish with a respectable sum making this series one of the most profitable (despite the lack in quality) in film history…. Aside from the vamps and werewolves, a President was making some news of his own this weekend as Steven Spielberg‘s Oscar bait Lincoln far surpassed expectations to rope in a very strong $21 million. That makes it the third big studio drama after Argo and Flight to pull in very good grosses this fall. Hopefully that will be a sign that quality dramatic films should be made by the studios, not just mindless popcorn flicks… Holding up quite well in its second weekend was the James Bond smash Skyfall which took in another $41.5 million for a total of $161 million and will become the highest grossing Bond pic in the next two days…. For more on all these numbers, head to Box Office Mojo here and check out the new top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Sum. $141,300,000 – 4,070 – $34,717 $141,300,000 $120 1
2 1 Skyfall Sony $41,500,000 -53.0% 3,505 – $11,840 $161,337,000 $200 2
3 15 Lincoln BV $21,000,000 +2,123.9% 1,775 +1,764 $11,831 $22,419,000 $65 2
4 2 Wreck-It Ralph BV $18,312,000 -44.5% 3,622 -130 $5,056 $121,479,000 $165 3
5 3 Flight Par. $8,615,000 -41.7% 2,612 +565 $3,298 $61,336,000 $31 3
6 4 Argo WB $4,070,000 -38.5% 2,210 -553 $1,842 $92,022,000 $44.5 6
7 5 Taken 2 Fox $2,100,000 -47.7% 2,063 -424 $1,018 $134,624,000 $45 7
8 8 Pitch Perfect Uni. $1,260,000 -51.0% 1,122 -269 $1,123 $62,000,000 $17 8
– 9 Here Comes the Boom Sony $1,200,000 -52.4% 1,350 -694 $889 $41,019,000 – 6
6 Cloud Atlas WB $900,000 -66.1% 920 -1,103 $978 $24,894,000 – 4

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