Breaking Dawn Doesn’t Quite Break Records – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

As predicted, it was a huge weekend at the box office for the final Twilight film. Meanwhile, Bond continued to rake in the dough, while Spielberg’s Lincoln also opened strongly in wide release. Here’s what happened.

The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn Part 2 nearly broke the franchise opening weekend record, bringing in a stellar $141 million, just $1 million shy of New Moon’s record. The film clearly brought in the Twihards, and was actually the best reviewed entry in the series (not that that’s saying much). Next weekend will be the American Thanksgiving, and the film should continue its reign at the top for at least one more weekend, but it will be interesting to see what the drop off will be like week to week.

Check out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!
Lincoln opened in wide release this weekend and managed to perform well, bringing in a very impressive $21 million to land in third place. The movie should do well and stay strong over the next few weeks, especially with the critical praise and Oscar talk its been receiving.

As for the rest of the top five, Skyfall dropped 53% to land in second place with a still stellar $41 million. The film has now grossed $161 million in North America, and by next week it will become the successful entry in the franchise, at least in the U.S. and Canada. Skyfall will likely become the first Bond film to gross over $200 million here as well, which bodes excessively well for a fourth film with Daniel Craig.

Meanwhile, Wreck-It Ralph brought in $18 million to land in fourth while Flight closed things out in fifth with $8.6 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – $142 million
2) Skyfall – $44 million
3) Wreck-It Ralph – $23 million
4) Lincoln – $18 million
5) Flight – $12 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – $141 million
2) Skyfall – $41 million
3) Lincoln – $21 million
4) Wreck-It Ralph – $18 million
5) Flight – $8.6 million

Next week sees the release of Life Of Pi, the Red Dawn remake and Rise Of The Guardians. Check back on Friday for our predictions!

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