The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 took in $10.09 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The fifth and final installment of the blockbuster fantasy franchise fell 65 percent from Sunday. In comparison, last year's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 fell 63 percent on its first Monday to gross $9.85 million, while 2009's The Twilight Saga: New Moon fell 62 percent on its first Monday to gross $10.51 million. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 cleared the $150 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $151.16 million in four days. That places the film 2 percent ahead of the $147.98 million four-day start of Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and 1 percent behind the $153.35 million four-day take of New Moon.
Skyfall placed in second on Monday with $4.01 million. The 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise fell 64 percent from Sunday and 65 percent from last Monday. Declines in general in comparison to last Monday were sharp yesterday as a result of last Monday's grosses being inflated by the Veterans Day holiday. Skyfall has grossed an impressive $164.96 million to date, placing it 49 percent ahead of the $110.99 million eleven-day take of 2008's Quantum of Solace. Skyfall is now on the verge of passing by the $169.37 million total gross of Quantum of Solace to become the highest grossing James Bond film of all-time domestically without taking into account ticket price inflation.
Lincoln took third place with $2.46 million. The Steven Spielberg directed drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis held up better than the day's other top films, as it fell 59 percent from Sunday. After four days of wide release and an additional week of platform release, Lincoln has grossed a very solid $24.92 million to date. In comparison, last year's War Hose grossed $22.41 million in its first four days of release (which spanned from a Sunday through Wednesday during the post-Christmas season).
Fellow Disney release Wreck-It Ralph finished in fourth with $1.94 million. The 3D computer animated film was down 65 percent from Sunday and down 67 percent from last Monday. The 18-day total for Wreck-It Ralph stands at $123.69 million.