'Twilight' finale sucks up $141M in debut weekend
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Twilight" didn't fade out.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" earned $141 million domestically over opening weekend, putting the final "Twilight" in the eighth position on the list of all-time domestic debuts, leaving the supernatural series with three of the top-10 openings, joining 2009's "New Moon" (No. 7 with $142.8 million) and last year's "Breaking Dawn — Part 1" (No. 9 with $138.1 million).
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:
1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," Summit, $141,067,634, 4,070 locations, $34,660 average, $141,067,634, one week.
2. "Skyfall," Sony, $41,104,513, 3,505 locations, $11,727 average, $160,941,621, two weeks.
3. "Lincoln," Disney, $21,049,406, 1,775 locations, $11,859 average, $22,468,242, two weeks.
4. "Wreck-It Ralph," Disney, $18,582,937, 3,622 locations, $5,131 average, $121,750,227, three weeks.
5. "Flight," Paramount, $8,802,881, 2,612 locations, $3,370 average, $61,523,691, three weeks.
6. "Argo," Warner Bros., $4,046,366, 2,210 locations, $1,831 average, $91,998,846, six weeks.
7. "Taken 2," Fox, $2,126,620, 2,063 locations, $1,031 average, $134,651,009, seven weeks.
8. "Jab Tak Hai Jaan," Yash Raj Films, $1,283,585, 160 locations, $8,022 average, $1,941,805, one week.
9. "Pitch Perfect," Universal, $1,267,855, 1,122 locations, $1,130 average, $61,084,213, eight weeks.
10. "Here Comes the Boom," Sony, $1,172,656, 1,350 locations, $869 average, $40,991,671, six weeks.
11. "Hotel Transylvania," Sony, $942,921, 1,248 locations, $756 average, $142,734,519, eight weeks.
12. "Cloud Atlas," Warner Bros., $929,229, 920 locations, $1,010 average, $24,923,132, four weeks.
13. "The Sessions," Fox, $910,504, 516 locations, $1,765 average, $2,813,938, five weeks.
14. "The Man With the Iron Fists," Universal, $718,905, 910 locations, $790 average, $14,681,880, three weeks.
15. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," Summit, $585,179, 511 locations, $1,145 average, $15,572,283, nine weeks.
16. "Sinister," Summit, $456,027, 789 locations, $578 average, $47,451,277, six weeks.
17. "Silver Linings Playbook," Weinstein Co., $443,003, 16 locations, $27,688 average, $443,003, one week.
18. "Paranormal Activity 4," Paramount, $383,755, 850 locations, $451 average, $53,504,598, five weeks.
19. "Anna Karenina," Focus, $320,690, 16 locations, $20,043 average, $320,690, one week.
20. "Alex Cross," Summit, $280,182, 535 locations, $524 average, $25,194,840, five weeks.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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