(NEW YORK) — The final Twilight film broke through the competition and cruised to an easy box office victory over the weekend.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 earned an estimated $141.3 million in its debut weekend, a total that ranks eighth of all-time. It’s more than what Breaking Dawn — Part 1 raised in its opening weekend last year, but just a shade less than what New Moon pulled in when it premiered in 2009.
Breaking Dawn — Part 2 also raked in nearly $200 million overseas.
Breaking Dawn — Part 2 replaced the James Bond film Skyfall in the top spot. Skyfall fell to second place, collecting $41.5 million.
Lincoln, which expanded into wide release Friday, finished third, with $21 million.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:
1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, $141.3 million
2. Skyfall, $41.5 million
3. Lincoln, $21 million
4. Wreck-It Ralph, $18.3 million
5. Flight, $8.6 million
6. Argo, $4.1 million
7. Taken 2, $2.1 million
8. Pitch Perfect, $1.3 million
9. Here Comes the Boom, $1.2 million
10T. Cloud Atlas, $900,000
10T. Hotel Transylvania, $900,000
10T. The Sessions, $900,000
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Joshua Berlinger, CNN Newswire
Jim Bennett, Deseret News