'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' tops holiday box office with $64 million
The final film in "The Twilight Saga" reigns supreme while "Skyfall" and "Lincoln" hold strong in second and third.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" reportedly earned $64 million over the holiday week to again dominate the box office, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film nabbed the top spot after its initial release on November 17, earning $71.2 million of its now $577.7 million worldwide.
In the movie, Bella, now a vampire, and Edward fight the Volturi to protect their child Renesmee, who is a half vampire/half human hybrid. The Volturi set out to kill the Bella and Edward's daughter after they are led to believe Renesmee is an immortal child - a child who was turned into a vampire - which goes against vampire rule, since immortal children are considered unpredictable and uncontrollable.
The latest James Bond movie, "Skyfall," held strong in the second place spot according to the magazine. The Daniel Craig film earned $51 million throughout the holiday week and has earned roughly $790.1 million worldwide due to its extensive international appeal.
In "Skyfall," which was helmed by "American Beauty" director Sam Mendes, Craig reprises his role as James Bond. The movie sees Bond's loyalty to Judi Dench's character, MI6 chief M, tested after her past comes back to haunt her. The British Secret Intelligence Service is attacked and 007 sets off to stop its perpetrator.
In third place is the biopic "Lincoln," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role. The film earned $34.1 million throughout the busy holiday week, and has earned an impressive $62.2 million domestically so far.
In fourth place is the newly released animated fantasy "Rise of the Guardians" which earned $32.6 million over the holiday week, an amount that The Hollywood Reporter notes is the lowest debut for a DreamWorks Animation title in recent history.
The film tells a story about the "guardians," which consists of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman, who enlist Jack Frost to stop Pitch from engulfing the world in darkness. The movie was released on November 21.
Rounding out the top five, according to the magazine, is the adventure drama film "Life of Pi," which earned around $20 million in its debut week. The movie, which is based on a 2001 bestselling novel by Yann Martel, follows the adventures of an Indian boy who is lost at sea with a Bengal tiger.
Watch the trailers for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Rise of the Guardians" and "Life of Pi" below.