The November record is $142.8M, held by New Moon, a previous entry in the same series. Based on the preliminary estimates, the new film will just miss that amount, but the shortfall is within the range of estimation error, so the final tally could conceivably place it in the top slot.
Lincoln checked in with $21m for an excellent $12,000 per theater and third place. That is substantially better than expected.
Helen Hunt's film (The Sessions) did poorly in its expansion to 500 theaters, grossing less than a million dollars overall and a paltry $1,700 per theater.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The final Twilight film opens around $140m
The final Twilight film comes in with about $140m