Mania Box Office Report: End of the Vampires (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Monday, November 19, 2012
Source: Box Office Mojo

The Twilight movies are over. Despite a few weeks where they will remain at the box office, the story of Edward and Bella has wrapped up. However, it wasn’t all blood roses for the franchise. Box Office Mojo is reporting that the final installment did not do as well as they hoped. Yet it still set a three day record for franchises. 

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2's estimated $141.3 million ranks eighth all-time and fourth in 2012 behind The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hunger Games. Among Twilight movies, it wound up slightly ahead of predecessor Breaking Dawn Part 1 ($138.1 million), but a tad below New Moon's franchise-best $142.8 million. This makes Twilight the first franchise ever to have three movies earn over $130 million in their first three days. 

While this is undeniably a fantastic debut, there's a nagging feeling it should have done slightly better given the movie's finale status; past franchise finales like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Star Wars: Episode III -Revenge of the Sith easily had the best debuts for their series. At least Twilight didn't see much, if any, audience attrition, which is a rare thing for most franchises”. Box Office Mojo - Ray Subers 


 
Rank
 
Movie
 
Weekend
 
Theaters
 
Average
 
Total
 
Budget
1
Twilight: Breaking Dawn
 
$141,300,000
4,070
$34,717
$141,300,000
$120
2
Skyfall
 
$41,500,000
3,505
$11,840
$161,337,000
$200
3
Lincoln
 
$21,000,000
1,775
$11,831
$22,419,000
$65
4
Wreck-It Ralph
 
$18,312,000
3,622
$5,056
$121,479,000
$165
5
Flight
 
$8,615,000
2,612
$3,298
$61,336,000
$31
6
Argo
 
$4,070,000
2,210
$1,842
$92,022,000
$44.5
7
Taken 2
 
$2,100,000
2,063
$1,018
$134,624,000
$45
8
Pitch Perfect
 
$1,260,000
1,122
$1,123
$62,000,000
$17
9
Here Comes the Boom
 
$1,200,000
1,350
$889
$41,019,000
-
10
Cloud Atlas
 
$900,000
920
$978
$24,894,000
-


We officially kick off the holiday season this week. Films like Rise of the Guardians, Life of Pi and Red Dawn will populate the box office. Mania’s pick of the week is Life of Pi.  



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