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