It might not have hit the $150-$160 million opening some were predicting, but The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 2 was certainly no slouch at the US box office, taking $141 million, which is the eighth biggest first three-day take ever. It was slightly behind New Moon, which still holds the franchise record with $142 million, but slightly ahead of Breaking Dawn Part 1.
Globally the movie made $340 million over the weekend, which ain’t a bad total at all. It’s the franchise’s best opening internationally.
While there were no other brand new openers in the US top 10, Lincoln made its first appearance after its strong opening on just 11 screens last week. After expanding onto 1700 screen, it took $21 million to place third on the chart. It’s a very healthy take considering the subject matter and period setting – and the fact it doesn’t promise vast amounts of action.
Take a look below for the US box office Top 10 for the weekend of November 16th-18th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2||$141.3||$141.3|
|9||Here Comes The Boom||$1.2||$41.0|