Breaking Dawn Part 2
has surprised precisely no one by storming to the top of the US box office, although it fell just short of the series’ best ever haul.
The new film took a whopping $141.3m in its opening weekend, outstripping nearest contender
by around $100m. No wonder there is already talk of further spin-offs to come…
That total makes the film the second most successful
movie, falling just shy of
, which opened to $142.8m. The film has also been a hit worldwide, with its overall total hitting the $340m mark.
has only managed $161.3 million in the US so far, but its global total has now risen to $669.2m, a triumphant haul for 007 on his fiftieth anniversary.
Meanwhile, there will be a big vampire-shaped hole in the future of the US box-office. Although how long we have to wait before a prequel/spin-off/sidequel is announced, remains to be seen…