It’s finally here (thank goodness). “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II” hits theaters ending the series. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and features Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen and more. There’s always anticipation of a film being the last in a series. Anticipation is high as fans of the series will flock to this film all weekend. I don’t think it’ll open quite as high as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” only because the series appeal isn’t as wide. But, look for it to set a new franchise record on its way to more than $300 million.

Opening weekend: $150-155 million

Really, the only other new release is “Lincoln” which expands into more theaters. It’s been getting rave reviews, some of the best Steven Spielberg’s seen in years, and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones and a host of others. It’s still going to appeal to only older viewers, much like “Munich” from six or seven years ago, which will prevent this from reaching $20 million.

Opening weekend: $15-20 million

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