After two weekends of battling it out, three weathered combatants will once again square off at the weekend box office.
With the only new release being "Killing Them Softly," the R-rated crime film from "Assassination of Jesse James" team Brad Pitt and director Andrew Dominik," the three holdover from the previous weeks are expected to dominate once again.
But what will you be seeing? Are you finally going to get around to seeing "Lincoln"? (Because you really should.) Or is "Skyfall" more your cup of tea? But of course, there's also "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." Decisions, decisions.
Vote in our poll afer the jump!
If you weren't paying close attention to movie news today, you may have missed the single greatest casting scoop in a very long time and the most interesting Kellan Lutz-related news ever.
Deadline had the exclusive on a brand new project from the "Twilight" star and comic book creators Paul Jenkins and Rob Prior. "Tatua" is an indie film with a very, very high concept. It tells the story of a man (Lutz) who has a special kind of blood that allows him to get powerful tattoos. These tattoos can be pulled off of his body and used as weapons for covert assassinations.
The logline, frankly, leaves our minds racing with possible tattoos, so we decided to break it down to the five pieces of body art that are absolutely necessary for Lutz's character.
If you are one of the many people afflicted with the "Twilight Saga" blues, then we have just the cure for you. The brilliant minds behind Bad Lip Reading videos have tackled the "Twilight Saga" yet again, and have created some of their best work yet.
Taking some of the most emotional moments from the "Twilight" series and turning them into some of its funniest is no easy feat, but the lip reading experts manage to do so with flying colors here. Just what were Edward and Bella talking about when he was leaving her in "New Moon" if it wasn't about her taking her rabbit to the vet? And remember that time when Bella crashed Jacob's dirt bike because she ran over a gummy bear? Yeah, those were some of our favorite scenes too. Check out the video after the jump.
FROM MTV NEWS
If the box office results are any indication, movie goers like vampires, secret agents, and historically accurate political procedurals with their Thanksgiving turkey. Raking in a total of $206.7 million, this weekend was the single highest-grossing Thanksgiving holiday in history.
Leading the pack once again was "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which added $43 million to it total. That figure now sits at a handsome $227 million.
Not far behind, James Bond kept his strong hold on the box office with "Skyfall" taking in an additional $36 million, making it the first film in the series to surpass the $200 million mark. "Lincoln," also performed well, bringing in $25 million for a strong third place finish.
The big disappoint of the weekend was DreamWorks' "Rise of the Guardians." The holiday mash-up only took in $24 million, much lower than expected.
Head over to MTV News for your full box office report.
MTV News has been covering "The Twilight Saga" for a very long time, and news correspondent/"After Hours" host Josh Horowitz has been there for most of it. He already wrote a long thank-you letter to the series for all its done for him professionally, but that wasn't enough for Horowitz. No, he also wanted to make sure that he checked off every item on his "Twilight" bucket by the time the "Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" premiere was over.
Could he do it? Did he get drunk with the cast? Have prolonged physical contact with some of our favorite actors? Provoke startling revelations from those he spoke with? Well, you'll just have to watch the above video to find out. Once you're done, please continue to mourn the fact that there won't be any more "Twilight"-themed "After Hours" just like you have been doing all weekend.
What is on your "Twilight Saga" bucket list? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!
Well, that wasn't very surprising. After four and a half years, "The Twilight Saga" came to an end this past weekend and made a ton of money. Not quite "Harry Potter" money, but it sold enough tickets to make it the eighth biggest opening weekend of all time.
The critics were split right down the middle however. Though "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" sits atop the box office results, its score at Rotten Tomatoes sits at 49 percent, which is pretty much the standard Tomato-Meter score at this point.
But we want to know what you thought? Vote in our reader poll after the jump to tell us how you felt "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" stacked up.
Then head over to Hollywood Crush to vote which "Twilight" movie rules them all.
FROM MTV NEWS
"The Twilight Saga" went out with a bang this past weekend, when "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" debuted with $141.3 million, making the eight biggest opening weekend of all time. That figure just nearly missed the record for the series, which still belongs to "New Moon" with $142.8 million.
But not every major box office story of the weekend had to do with vampires and werewolves. James Bond continued his big screen conquest with "Skyfall." The 23rd film in the 50-year-old series added $41 million to its domestic gross, enough to send it over the top as the highest earning entry in the series so far.
"Lincoln" expanded to 1,775 theaters and took its high per-screen average with it, making $21 million over the weekend.
Head to MTV News for your complete box office recap.
This week at theaters, vampires, Russians, and the depressed.
Check out all of this week's pairing on Double Feature Friday!
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" & "Lincoln"
Here me out on this one. The order in which you watch these two is essential. You have to go see "Lincoln" first. In the historical drama from Steven Spielberg, Lee Pace plays Representative Fernando Wood, a dastardly opponent to Lincoln's proposed 13th amendment to free the slaves. You grow to hate him passionately over the course of two and a half hours, so much so that's it's conceivable that Rep. Wood isn't a man at all. He's so wicked, he could be a vampire. *Mind blown sounds* Then proceed to watch "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" as if Pace's character Garrett is actual Rep. Wood, much later in his immortal life. Enjoy.
It's easy to joke that "Twilight" is nothing but the characters giving each other very serious stares, but it's not until you edit them all together that you realize how much staring their really is.
The folks over at Film.com have made a supercut of all of the time Edward Cullen stares very intensely. (Spoiler alert: He does it many, many times.)
Guys! "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" comes out today. If you haven't done your due diligence and marathoned the series as a refresher course, we're here to help.
As it turns out, the "Twilight Saga" really lends itself to being retold in GIFs, so that's what we decided to do.
Here is the entire "Twilight Saga," up until this point, told mostly in GIFs.