Twilight Breaking Dawn Opens To $283.5 Million Worldwide
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part One has earned a massive $283.5 million worldwide since opening across the globe on Wednesday. It took $139.5 million in North America and another $144 million overseas over the five days in 54 markets.
That makes the film the fifth best opening ever in North America, but a little less than The Twilight Saga: New Moon’s $142.8 (the others are Spider-Man 3 with $151.1 million, The Dark Knight with $158.4 million and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part Two with $169.2 million). However, the $283.5 million worldwide opening (the 10th biggest ever) beat New Moon’s launch of $274.9 million to become the best opening the franchise has yet managed.
But while Summit will be trumpeting these figures, it’s worth noting that audiences for Twilight films have traditionally dwindled quite rapidly. so while the Breaking Dawn will probably end up with a massively profitable tally somewhere around $700 million worldwide, it almost certainly won’t reamin in the top 10 money making movies ever. You won’t hear Summit complaining, though.
Happy Feet Two debuted to a disappointing $22 million in the North American market. The 2006 original earned $42.7 million its first weekend. Possibly all the mums who would have taken their sprogs to see it were watching Twilight. The long term outlook for the film doesn’t look promising, with another three family films opening this week: Arthur Christmas, Hugo and The Muppets.
Immortals dropped to third its second weekend, with $12.3 million in takings in North America, to push its total to $53 million. That’s a hefy decline of 62%. We’re surprised it didn’t drop further.