‘Breaking Dawn Part 2′ Falls Short Of Franchise Box Office Record
The final Twilight movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, brought in an incredible $30.4 million during its midnight debut but still fell short of the opening day franchise record.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 took in $71.2 million on Friday. According to Box Office Mojo, that’s the 6th largest opening day in history. Two of the top five movies with bigger opening days belong to the Twilight franchise. The Twilight Saga: New Moon took in $72.7 million and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 grabbed $71.6 million on opening day. (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 holds the box office record for the largest opening day. The final Harry Potter movie brought in $91 million.)
Summit Entertainment is predicting a $135 million weekend. If the new movie hits that total it will fall slightly behind Breaking Dawn Part 1‘s $138.1 million debut.
Twilight has also started strong overseas. So far, the movie has brought in more than $91 million overseas for a global total of $162 million.
Behind the new Twilight movie comes the new James Bond movie. Skyfall shattered its franchise record during its opening last week but ticket sales dropped nearly 60% for week two. Still, the latest James Bond was able to capture $12.35 million on Friday and is on its way to become the highest grossing Bond film.
Lincoln, Wreck It Ralph, and Flight complete the top five.