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November 18, 2011

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is Released!

in the USA 18 November 2011

visit Breaking Dawn @ imdb.com


Box Office Results November 18-20, 2011

Number:  1
Opening Weekend Gross:  $138,122,261
Theatres: 4,061
Theatre Average: $34,012
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $ 291,022,261(worldwide)
Budget: $110 Million
Running Time: 1 hrs. 48 min.
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Romance

While it wasn't quite able to reach the series high mark, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1's outstanding $138.1 million opening indicated that the sexy teen vampires are as popular as ever. What does appear to have lost some of its appeal, however, is dancing penguins: Happy Feet Two struggled to even open to half as much as its popular 2006 predecessor. Overall box office was up around 14 percent to over $221 million, and the weekend currently ranks as the sixth-highest on record.

Breaking Dawn's $138.1 million opening is second-best among Twilight movies behind 2009's New Moon ($142.7 million). That's a small gap, though, and Breaking Dawn still managed to claim fifth place on the all-time opening weekend chart behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 3 and New Moon. As is typical for the Twilight movies, its weekend was incredibly front-loaded with 51.9 percent of the gross coming from Friday showings (including its $30.25 midnight tally).


Posted by dschnee at November 18, 2011 12:01 AM