‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1’ Opens to Big Numbers

Twilight Saga Breaking DawnWhile it couldn’t quite beat New Moon’s opening weekend, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 sunk its teeth into the box office this weekend raking in $139.5 million.
 
The second-to-last installment of the hit vampire series, starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, pulled in a staggering $30.3 million after Thursday’s midnight showings alone.

New Moon brought in $142.8 million its opening weekend, but Breaking Dawn Part 1 did earn the 5th best opening weekend of all time, the 3rd best-ever single day and Friday opening, and the 2nd best midnight debut.

Coming in at a distant second place was animated film Happy Feet 2, which opened with takings of $22 million, while Immortals dropped to third place with earnings of $12.2 million.
 
Rounding out the top five were Adam Sandler’s comedy Jack and Jill ($12 million) and family film Puss in Boots ($10.7 million) at fourth and fifth place respectively.

What did you see this weekend?

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