Monday, November 19, 2012
Twilight skins the competition
This won't be a surprise to, well...anyone.
The popular vampire franchise's final installment, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2," scored the eighth biggest opening weekend of all time with a $141.3 million debut.
If Summit's estimates hold up, that's just a touch ahead of "Breaking Dawn -- Part 1," which started with $138.1 million last year, and just a touch behind New Moon, which opened with $142.8 million in 2009. Impressively, "Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" also earned $199.6 million in its international debut this weekend, giving it an early global total of $340.9 million.
I'm sure that Taylor Lautner's pecs had "nothing" to do with any of the repeat viewings.
Twilight's popularity is based purely on the interest in the intricately woven plot and Academy Award-winning performances.
For those of you who doubt that, just look at this collection of all of the Twilight shirtless scenes so far...
It's definitely a mystery...