‘Breaking Dawn 2’ misses the Twilight box office record!

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The final installment of Twilight hit theaters this weekend, and in the meantime scored the eighth biggest opening of all time with $141.3 million. ‘Breaking Dawn Part 1’ hit theaters last year with $138.1 million, and ‘New Moon’ opened with $142.8 million in 2009.

Impressively, “Breaking Dawn — Part 2” also earned $199.6 million in its international debut this weekend, giving it an early global total of $340.9 million. When all is said and done, the film will likely finish just above $700 million. After all, the last three Twilight films — Breaking Dawn — Part 1, Eclipse, and New Moon — earned $712.2 million, $709.8 million, and $698.5 million, respectively. Like I said, it’s a remarkably consistent franchise.

That consistency may be why Breaking Dawn — Part 2 didn’t experience an expected box office boost, despite being the grand finale of the popular franchise. Other finales have earned substantially more on their opening weekends, drawing in casual viewers who want to be part of the pop culture moment. In 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 opened 35 percent higher than its predecessor with $169.2 million. In 2005 Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (which was thought to be the final Star Wars film at the time) started with 36 percent more than its predecessor with $108.4 million. But it appears that The Twilight Saga is a different beast. Fans are either in — and they’ve been in for a few years — or they’re not interested.

Fortunately for Summit (a Lionsgate company following their acquisition earlier this year), who spent about $120 million to produce Breaking Dawn — Part 2, that cult of loyal fans is still gigantic. The film scored a blazing $34,717 per theater average from its 4,070 theaters — the best average at the entire box office. Twihards are known for rushing to the theater at the first possible moment, so Breaking Dawn — Part 2 is expected to fall quickly from here, but with the lucrative Thanksgiving frame coming up, it should enjoy at least one more massive weekend and climb to about $300 million total.

Did you see it over the weekend? I think I’m going to have to see it tonight. I’ve heard it’s not as bad as many expected it to be. So far I haven’t heard many people upset with the “twist” ending….so that’s a good thing. What did you think of it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Here are new pictures of the cast at the Berlin premiere. They have to be so excited all this is finally winding down!

Source, Photos: FameFlynet

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Monday, November 19th, 2012 at 9:09am
Filed under Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Twilight | 4 Comments


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November 19th, 2012 at 9:17 am

I saw it over the weekend, and it was really good. I had some twi-hards behind me and they were taken aback by the twist, but really enjoyed how the movie wrapped up.

This is NOT a spoiler: what I thought was really cool is the ending credits included characters from all the movies, including the two actresses that played Victoria. It was a classy way to say goodbye to everyone from Forks.

November 19th, 2012 at 9:58 am

I’m excited to see it!

November 19th, 2012 at 10:24 am

I saw it too and it wasn’t great but sooooo much better than part 1. Part 1 was just horrible. This one was a lot better, but it wasn’t great. Not as good as the first couple. I think they did a good job of ending the series and the twist was nice. The ending would have been pretty boring for the theaters so I’m glad they switched things up.

Did it bother anyone else that they had a CGI infant? They really couldn’t find a real baby to play that part? It looked really bad.

November 20th, 2012 at 8:31 am

I saw the movie the day it came out. I’m a huge Twilight fan!!! This movie is by far the best one!! I loved it, and the twist ending was great. Didn’t expect it but it was great. It had me fooled( LOL! )Anyway, I’m sooo sad to see the the Twilight Saga to end because I’m really gonna miss it.

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