‘Breaking Dawn — Part 2’ Sets ‘Twilight’ Record with $340.9M Worldwide Opening Weekend

Peggy Truong / November 18, 2012

'Twilight' Screenwriter
Melissa Rosenberg discusses the series' love triangle.
The opening weekend numbers are in!

It’s only been out for three days, but the final Twilight film installment is already making a big splash worldwide, raking in more than $340 million through Sunday, Deadline reports.

Breaking Dawn — Part 2’s opening weekend earnings is a new record for the film franchise, but stateside, its gross of $141 million was not enough to beat the numbers set by New Moon three years ago, at $142.8 million.

As expected, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s latest Twilight picture won the box office battle by a landslide.

Skyfall, which opened one week ago, grossed $41.5 million in its second weekend, bringing its North American total to $161.3 million. Meanwhile, a wider release of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln earned the film $21 million this weekend, bringing its total to $22.4 million so far.

Based on the popular book series from Stephenie Meyer, the first four film adaptations have grossed more than $2.5 billion in theaters worldwide.

“It’s very strange and I still can’t get it in my head that I’m not doing another [movie],” Pattinson said at last week’s Breaking Dawn — Part 2 world premiere in Los Angeles.

“I haven’t really come to terms with it yet.”

Have you seen the final ‘Twilight’ movie? What did you think of the film? Share your thoughts below.

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