‘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 and Robert Pattinson: The couple did actually reunite!

Speculation of a possible reconciliation between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson has been swirling since the news broke that she cheated on him with director Rupert Sanders.

The couple did actually reunite!

Stewart, 22, and Pattinson, 26, met up in Los Angeles over the weekend of Sept. 15.

And, according to an insider, the Twilight hunk’s pals “think they’ll be a couple again.”

While Pattinson was completely heartbroken over the split, says another source, moving on is “easier said than done … and clearly harder than expected.”

When Stewart admitted to having a tryst with Sanders, she made clear she hoped it wouldn’t spell the end of her three-year relationship with her Breaking Dawn costar. “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob,” she said in a candid statement. “I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.”

Both Stewart and Pattinson have stepped out publicly since the scandal broke, but neither has directly addressed the status of their relationship.

Kristen Stewart as a Vampire: First Look !!

Earlier this week, the first photo from Breaking Dawn Part 2 hit the Internet. And it may have been a close-up of Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, but let’s be honest: It wasn’t really all that revealing.

Fortunately, a new image is here to rectify that.

Taken from a feature on the special DVD handed out last month during a Twilight Saga-related event at Target, we’ve now gotten our first glimpse at Bella Swan as a vampire. Check it out below :

Bella as a Vampire

“It’s strange,” the red-eyed, pale-skinned Bella tells her husband in the clip from which this shot is taken. “Physically I feel like I could demolish a tank. Mentally I feel just drained.”

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 hits theaters on November 16, 2012.