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Breaking Dawn Part 2 tops the US box office

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 Skyfall by around $100m. No wonder there is already talk of further spin-offs to come…

That total makes the film the second most successful Twilight movie, falling just shy of New Moon , which opened to $142.8m. The film has also been a hit worldwide, with its overall total hitting the $340m mark.

Skyfall 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…

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.