November 18, 2011
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is Released!
in the USA 18 November 2011
Opening Weekend Gross: $138,122,261
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
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