‘Breaking Dawn Part 2′ Tops US Box Office For A Second Week!

The final instalment of the ‘Twilight Saga’, ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2′, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson has topped the US box office for the second weekend in a row during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The teen vampire flick brought in a massive $64 million from November 21st to 25th adding to the $163 million already grossed by the popular movie in the States. It certainly helped the box office break their Thanksgiving takings record with an estimated $290 million beating their previous record from 2009 of $273 million over the course of the American holiday.

Coming in second place at the box office was the most successful James Bond movie so far, ‘Skyfall’, which brought in $51 million over the weekend totaling $221.7 million altogether for the US. The immense success of the film has made 007 star Daniel Craig the highest earning British actor after signing a £31 million contract to appear in two further Bond films.

Third in the box office was Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ biopic starring Daniel Day Lewis which took in $34.1 million during Thanksgiving and almost doubled its US takings altogether. Against predictions, DreamWorks’ ‘Rise of the Guardians’ came fourth with $32.6 million and Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ was number five with $30.1 million.

‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2′ is ‘Twilight’ done right !

The sex scenes between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart sizzle. The acting is a touch better. And, for once, a “Twilight” delivers slam-bang action and legitimate special effects.

But what makes “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2″ superior to the four-pack of “Twilight” films that preceded it is its brand of campy humor.

Rather than repeat past mistakes by handling author Stephenie Meyer’s supernatural love story with kid gloves, this “Twilight” cuts loose and is as playful as a puppy. It never takes itself seriously, and that makes a world of difference. There are still issues — length is one, pacing another — but this turns out to mostly be an unexpected success.

Director Bill Condon — who helmed the goofy, over-the-top “Breaking Dawn — Part 1″ — and regular screen series scribe Melissa Rosenberg have cranked out a winning “Twilight” recipe, a feat that has stymied previous directors. Too bad it arrives at the table only for dessert.

Regardless, the refreshing approach to “Breaking Dawn — Part 2″ proves to be a welcome departure for fans and non-fans alike, invigorating the revered series’ final chapter and its beloved characters and actors as well.

In the past, Bella (Stewart) has been an annoying drip, stringing along her bloodsucking soulmate Edward (Pattinson, so sexy here) while flirting with her beastly he-boy Jacob (Taylor Lautner, more at ease).

Not this time. As a newbie vampire, she finally

sheds her irritating tics and mumblecore speech patterns. Bella’s new powers transform her into a bloodsucking Wonder Woman of sorts, as she takes down buffed-out Jacob during an argument and one-ups cocky Emmett Cullen (Kellan Lutz). Stewart has a heyday with the changes, giving her best, most lively performance in the series. 

But Bella’s not the only newborn with great powers. Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), Bella’s and Edward’s half-human/half-immortal daughter, has special talents, including growing up very quickly. She catches the unwanted attention of the Volturi, the high-powered vampire coven led by Aro (Michael Sheen, hamming it up and looking perfectly ridiculous in what resembles Janet Jackson’s jacket from “Rhythm Nation.”) 

This, of course, sets the stage for a tense showdown, with vampires and wolves squaring off against the small army of Volturi.

The scene provides a satisfying dramatic flourish near the movie’s end and snugly puts a cap on the guilty-pleasure series. If only they’d uncorked that bubbly humor from the start.

Kristen Stewart: ‘I Can’t Wait To Be A Mom’ … Someday

Let’s stop this rumor before it even commence: Kristen Stewart is not pregnant.

But that doesn’t mean The Twilight Saga star hasn’t contemplated motherhood, especially in the face of Breaking Dawn, which finds her character of Bella giving birth.

“I can’t wait to be a mom,” Stewart told a reporter yesterday during a Twilight press junket. “But I can wait.”

You may breathe a sigh of relief, Robert Pattinson. No swimmers have gotten away recently.

The actress added that she loved portraying the role of parent Renesmee on the big screen.

“I think that it might be something that you’re born with or not born with,” she said of one’s maternal side. “Some people have really, really strong natural instincts and desires to be a mom. That was one of my favorite things about the story.