‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ tops US box office for second week

Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has taken the number one spot in the US box office for the second week in a row.

The fifth and final instalment of The Twilight Saga took in $43m, bringing its total gross to $226.9m.

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, Breaking Dawn – Part 2 was the eighth-biggest opening weekend of all time when it earned $141.3m in its first weekend.

However, New Moon still holds the record for the highest opening weekend for the Twilight series with $142.8m.

Daniel Craig’s third James Bond film Skyfall and Steven Spielberg’s biopic Lincoln held their previous spots from last weekend’s chart.

Skyfall was in second place with $36m on its third weekend, bringing its total gross to $221.7m.

Lincoln followed Skyfall in third place with $25m, also on its third weekend. Its total gross is $62.1m.

Three new releases made the top ten – Rise of the Guardians, Life of Pi and Red Dawn.

Rise of the Guardians debuted in fourth place with $25m, while Ang Lee’s latest project Life of Pi took in $22m for the number five spot.

Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson’s action film Red Dawn (2012) came in seventh place with $14.6m.

Rounding out the top ten are Wreck-It Ralph, Flight, Silver Linings Playbook and Argo.

The top ten in full (studio estimates):
(1) Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – $43 million
2. (2) Skyfall – $36 million
3. (3) Lincoln – $25 million
4. (-) Rise of the Guardians – $24 million
5. (-) Life of Pi – $22 million
6. (4) Wreck-It Ralph – $16.7 million
7. (-) Red Dawn – $14.6 million
8. (5) Flight – $8.6 million
9. (17) Silver Linings Playbook – $4.6 million
10. (6) Argo – $3.8 million