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Mania Box Office Report: End of the Vampires

Goodbye Twilight

By Robert T. Trate     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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jimvo99 11/19/2012 6:54:27 AM

I said it here after I saw a trailer that was too long and the movie looked endless and complicated. Cloud Atlas was going to flop.

ztigr 11/19/2012 7:26:56 AM

 Good news all around, the last Twilight and it didn't do as well as they hoped. Now lets get back to making an interesting franchise.

Wiseguy 11/19/2012 7:28:57 AM

 Cloud Atlas was great, not as great as the book of course where there aren't any constraints. The fact that folk that always yell for originality kept their fat hypocritical asses at home is no surprise yet here they're all going in droves to watch Taken 2. Anyway CA isn't for the masses hopefully foreign numbers and dvd sales will bring it into the black over time.

 

LIFE OF PI next week, that and Cloud Atlas were my 2 biggies. After that I can settle down and wait for The Hobbit which will get bigger in my radar as it approaches.

chiefBrody 11/19/2012 8:30:53 AM

 Don't get so excited ztigr, Stephenie Meyer is planning to write maybe more of this crap... so it's maybe not the last time that we'll have to endure it.

millean 11/19/2012 8:32:05 AM

The only movie I'm looking forward to seeing is Skyfall.  Still haven't had a chance to catch it, but I think some friends and I are going on Friday.  I know The Hobbit is coming up, but I just can't get into any of the Lord of the Rings stuff.  I can't think of anything else on my radar that is coming out until next year, but I feel like I'm forgetting something.

Twilight is over.  I never was really into it, but I'm not an anti-Twilight person by any means.  I'm kind of glad I won't really have to hear that much about it anymore, but really that was just a minor annoyance.

kinetoscope 11/19/2012 9:00:49 AM

I really enjoyed Skyfall. I liked the set up for more movies in the current series. I would have LOVED to have seen Sean Conery play the old man at the end. That would have been a great small role for him to finish his career.

How is Pitch Perfect still making money?

 

halfbloodprincess 11/19/2012 9:04:09 AM

 To bad its not actually over though. The author has agreed they can make more movies and perhaps a tv show.

xJokersxWildx 11/19/2012 9:43:52 AM

Life of Pi another stupid movie... Hell with that one. I think i'll go Enjoy a lil mayhem and RED DAWN this week =) yup i think so. 

InnerSanctum 11/19/2012 11:28:46 AM

 I saw Cloud Atlas.  Originality had nothing to do with the fact that it wasn't a very good film.  In fact, for some reason, it reminded me of the Atlus Shrugged film that came out a few years ago.  It was laughably and eye rolling bad.  It deserved its fate.  

Skyfall definitely deserves the praise.  One of the top five best Bond films.  

My theory on Pitch Perfect is because a lot of people still enjoy Eastwood's films and that there are very, very few films made for an aging population.  Just trying to find an adult centered film is a challange.  Finding something my parents would enjoy is an even greater challenge.  Perhaps, it isn't all about the Twilight fans and the kids when it comes to demographics.  

Argo is the only one on the list that has recieved the best buzz.  I see Oscars in its future.  I have yet to see it myself, so I can't say.  It is one that I'll have to wait until it is released on DVD.  Too many genre films coming out soon.  

What?  Twilight is not over?  *Gasp* I'd never have suspected that this would be the case.  Yes, I assumed, that they would keep this tripe going as long as people are willing to fork out cash for this garbage.  

Life of Pi...looks like a film that really capitalizes on 3D.  I'm interested.  

 

 

ObiWannaJones 11/19/2012 12:26:10 PM

Twinklight beat out Lincoln?  This country really has gone down the commode . . .

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