Breaking Dawn Wins Record-Setting Weekend

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Vampires and secret British agents dominated a record-setting weekend at the box office, as two very different franchises raked in seriously big bucks.

Breaking Dawn Part 2 garnered $43 million on Friday and Saturday, setting The Twilight Saga's high mark for money made in a movie's second weekend.

Altogether, the concluding chapter in this story has already made $577 around the world.

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Skyfall, meanwhile, became the first James Bond movie to go over $200 domestically; it banked $36 million over the weekend and settled in to second place.

Overall, the total domestic box office broke $288 million, easily beating the 2009 record of $268 million.

Here is a look at the top five:

  1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2: $43.1 million ($64.0 million in five days)
  2. Skyfall – $36.0 million ($51.1 million)
  3. Lincoln: $25.0 million ($34.1 million)
  4. Rise of the Guardians: $24.0 million ($32.6 million)
  5. Life of Pi: $22.0 million ($30.2 million)
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