Twilight saga bows out at top of US film chart

Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson The franchise has made its actors into Hollywood A-listers

Related Stories

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final instalment in the vampire fantasy films, has debuted at the top of the US box office with estimated takings of $141m (£88.6m).

The second film, New Moon, took $142.8m in its first three days in 2009.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which is the fifth Twilight film, now ranks eighth in the list of US domestic debuts.

It also took just under $200m (£125m) internationally between Thursday and Sunday in 61 countries.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 joins New Moon, which sits in seventh place, and the fourth film - Breaking Dawn - Part 1 - at number nine.

Batman is the only other franchise with more than one top-10 opening, with the The Dark Knight Rises and The Dark Knight at number three and number four respectively.

NORTH AMERICAN TOP FIVE

  • 1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 $141.3m (£88.6m)
  • 2. Skyfall $41.5m (£26.1m)
  • 3. Lincoln $21m (£13.2m)
  • 4. Wreck-It Ralph $18.3m (£11.5m)
  • 5. Flight $8.6m (£5.4m)

Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for box officer tracker Hollywood.com, described Twilight as "one of the most consistently performing franchises of all time".

"I thought that for the final instalment, it might eclipse the franchise record, but to look at $141.3m and say that's a disappointment, that's kind of crazy," he said.

The Twilight films, based on Stephanie Meyer's best-selling novels, star Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 knocked Bond film Skyfall off the top of the chart, which fell into second place with $41.5m (£26.1m).

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln was released nationwide following a limited release last week, taking $21m (£13.2m) to secure third position.

Disney animation Wreck-It Ralph and Denzel Washington drama Flight rounded out the top five.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Entertainment & Arts stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Arash AF8Naughty Brits

    From scrappy upstarts to legendary brands, six speed demons that hail from the UK

Programmes

  • A man taking a selfie with friendsClick Watch

    The apps to help you with selfies, plus other websites and apps reviewed

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.