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BREAKING DAWN PART 2 Weekend Box Office: Threepeat? Passing $250m Milestone

Rami Malek Breaking Dawn Part 2 posterBreaking Dawn Part 2 weekend box office: Likely threepeat, to pass $250m domestic

Breaking Dawn Part 2, starring the Fantastic Three Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, will likely top the domestic box office chart for the third weekend in a row. Breaking Dawn Part 2 easily beat Sam Mendes / Daniel Craig's Skyfall and Steven Spielberg / Daniel Day-Lewis' Lincoln at the North American box office on Friday, Nov. 30, but chances are that it'll be a tight race for the weekend. With around $16.5m-17 million, the final Twilight movie should be only slightly ahead of Skyfall. (Image: The vampire Benjamin / Rami Malek Breaking Dawn Part 2.) [See also: "Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn Part 2 to Become Brazil's Top 2012 Release?"]

If Breaking Dawn Part 2 does indeed top this weekend's domestic box office, it'll be only the second – and final – Twilight movie to remain three consecutive weekends on top, following Breaking Dawn Part 1 last year.

In fall 2008, Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight (which stars only Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart) was no. 3 on its second weekend out, behind the Vince Vaughn / Reese Witherspoon comedy Four Christmases and the animated flick Bolt. The following year, Chris Weitz's New Moon trailed the Sandra Bullock melodrama The Blind Side on weekend no. 3. And in early summer 2010, David Slade's Eclipse – which opened on a Wednesday – fell behind the animated hit Despicable Me on its second weekend out.

Now, even if Breaking Dawn Part 2 doesn't threepeat this weekend, it'll reach a box office milestone all the same: the fifth and final Twilight movie will have surpassed the $250m mark at the domestic box office by Sunday evening. Chances are Breaking Dawn Part 2 will by then have grossed approximately $253-$254m.

Breaking Dawn Part 2 vs. New Moon

For comparison's sake: according to figures found at Box Office Mojo, the previous Twilight Saga domestic box office champ, New Moon, had grossed $255.36 million by the end of its third weekend. In other words: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is closing in on New Moon in North America, though it's unlikely it'll be able to surpass it especially if higher ticket prices are taken into account. Adjusted for inflation, New Moon's three-weekend cume was $270m.

Breaking Dawn Part 2 cast

In Breaking Dawn Part 2, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, lead an extensive cast, including Maggie Grace, Elizabeth Reaser, Rami Malek, Peter Facinelli, Julia Jones, Bronson Pelletier, Ashley Greene, Daniel Cudmore, Dakota Fanning, Christian Camargo, Michael Sheen, Mia Maestro, Lee Pace, Casey LaBow, Amadou Ly, Mackenzie Foy, MyAnna Buring, Nikki Reed, Omar Metwally, Jackson Rathbone, Christopher Heyerdahl, Cameron Bright, Kellan Lutz, Erik Odom, Marlane Barnes, and Billy Burke.

The vampire Benjamin / Rami Malek Breaking Dawn Part 2 image: Summit Entertainment.

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