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'Twilight' finale dawns with $141.3M weekend

A still image from the film 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.' (Photo by Andrew Cooper courtesy of Summit Entertainment, LLC.)

November 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The final chapter of the "Twilight" saga took a blockbuster bite out of the box office.

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" sucked up more than $141 million over opening weekend.

The final film in the vampire series now ranks eighth on the list of all-time domestic debuts.

The supernatural romance took over the No. 1 spot from the latest James Bond adventure. "Skyfall" slipped into second place this weekend with $41.5 million. "Lincoln" claimed the No. 3 spot with $21 million. "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Flight" round out the top five.

The top 10 films of the weekend:

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
10 (tie). "Cloud Atlas," $900,000
10 (tie). "Hotel Transylvania," $900,000
10 (tie). "The Sessions," $900,000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.