Rob Pattinson Twilight Beats James Bond at the Box Office
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 continues its reign at the box office for a third week in a row, collecting additional $17.4 million and beating tougher acts such as James Bond 007's Skyfall and Brad Pitt's Killing Them Softly — according to Reuters.
That brings Twilight's earnings to $254 million, ever since it was premiered in North America (U.S. and Canada) on November 16. Pitt's movie, on the other hand, "bombed with filmgoers" — according to Reuters — who graded it with an "F" in a CinemaScore poll. Skyfall, the latest installment of the legendary James Bond saga, clung to the second place earning $17 million at the box office this weekend.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 is supposed to be the end of the vampire-werewolf teen saga, and its production as well as release were plagued by tabloid style-gossip over the protagonists' — Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's — off screen romance and break up.
The film also marks a turn in the careers of the teen idols who now will have to decide where and how they'll continue their big screen success (Pattinson has been rumored to participate in everything from Star Wars, to James Bond to Fifty Shades of Grey) or risk becoming just another one-hit-wonder (who, nonetheless, will probably be able to retire before 25 and live off Twilight's royalties).