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Bella, Edward and Jacob bowed out this weekend with the last installment of their vampire franchise The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 2, which sucked the wallets of moviegoers dry.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the fifth and final Twilight movie made a massive $141.3 million.
That puts it in second for the franchise’s history, coming behind the second film, New Moon, which made $142.8 million back in 2009.
Skyfall came in second place with $41.5 million in its second weekend. It is expected to surpass 2008’s Quantum of Solace in the next few days to become the highest grossing film in the 23-movie franchise in the U.S.
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln saw a major expansion this weekend from its limited release last weekend and made $21 million in just under 1800 theaters, says ComingSoon.net.
Wreck-It Ralph continues to perform well, coming in fourth in its third weekend with $18.3 million.
Flight pushed Argo out of the top five, making more than double than its fellow awards contender with $8.6 million. Argo made $4 million.
Taken 2, Pitch Perfect and Here Comes the Boom came in seventh, eighth and ninth, making $2.1, $1.3 and $1.2 million respectively.
Rounding out the top ten was a surprise foreign film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, which made $1.1 million.
Next week is Thanksgiving weekend and sees the release of Red Dawn, Rise of the Guardians, Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook all on Wednesday November 21.