Friday Box Office – THE TWILIHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 Grabs $72 Million on Opening Day

     November 19, 2011


Ah, Twilight Saga. How I’ve missed you. It’s been seventeen months since Eclipse, the last entry in the record-breaking series, sent breathless crowds of Twi-hards into theatres. And given the disappointing year we’ve been having, I had to wonder whether Breaking Dawn Part 1 would inspire the same level of box office devotion that I remember. My answer appears to be a resounding ‘hell yes.’ The penultimate pic of The Twilight Saga captured a series-best $30.3 million from its midnight launch and a first day estimate of $72 million. That total falls between 2010’s Eclipse ($68.5) and 2009’s New Moon ($72.7) and, if accurate, would give Breaking Dawn Part 1 the third-highest opening day in box office history. It also puts the film on track for a weekend of $140 million, an achievement on par with New Moon’s $142.8 million series record. Strangely enough, another big sequel gambled on opening opposite Breaking Dawn Part 1. Happy Feet Two earned an opening day estimate of $5.9 million, putting the 3D family film on track for a $21 million weekend or roughly half of its predecessor’s 2006 debut. Details and analysis tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1 Breaking Dawn Part 1 $72,000,000 $72
2 Happy Feet Two $5,900,000 $5.9
3 Immortals $3,800,000 $44.5
4 Jack and Jill $3,500,000 $32.5
5 Puss In Boots $3,400,000 $115
  • Carlos

    “the disappointing year we’ve been having”?
    Harry Potter 7 Part 2? anybody?
    oh wait, this was written by a woman… it figures

  • Ashley Morgan

    Yes! Yes! Yes! OMG, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is absolutely incredible! I can’t wait for Part 2!
    MORE MORE MORE!!!! Don’t ever stop making Twilight movies! They’ve never been better…never! Never better! Woooo! :)

    • Sugreev2001

      You fall under the definition of “Twitard” perfectly,because no one would read your comment and think that you are of sane mental health.

    • Carlos

      this same comment has been copy/pasted in dozens of other movie websites

  • Sugreev2001

    What a shame.

  • Womanshouldbeinkitchen

    First off it’s an absolute joke that men across the nation let women out of the kitchen to watch this steaming pile of garbage…
    secondly how has this year been a disappointment? pretty sure harry potter made 1.3 BILLION world wide, pirates made a billion too as did transformers, fast 5 made 600 million, cars 2 and hangover 2 grossed well over half a billion. Seems like it was a pretty big year for movies WORLD WIDE. Some one let this ‘woman’ figure out there is more to boxoffice figures than domestic revenues.

    Just go back to kitchen and make me a damn sandwich, seriously.

    • Alisa

      Really? Oh it´s just obvious your woman is hot for twilight guys and you´re jealous. You gotta play with your little fella all by yourself eh? It might help if you too think of guys of Twilight, you know… Just saying. Don´t hate the women and get your hands out of your butt and make your own sandwich, %&/(€!

  • Excpired

    Didn’t you mean Twi-tards?

  • Carmen

    Silly boys, you know men when it comes to Twilight, they become such little babies!

    I love the Twilight series! Breaking Dawn – Part 1 was amazing!

    Oh, God, the only thing that’s going through my head to describe this movie, it’s like sex with an orgasm at the end of it!

    • emily365

      You have obviously never had sex then

      • Ethan

        That describes the majority of the audience for these films I’m afraid…

  • MisterED

    Before the Twilight films came to be, I used to think that men were the only type of human that would dedicate their existence to a particular franchise (Star Trek, Star Wars, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, etc.).

    I mean, those men had no dignity. They were nerds and proud of it. They would stand/camp in line weeks before the first showing and actually dress up as the characters of the movie they loved. This despite the fact that they usually would use several yards of extra fabric to cover the entirety of their plump over-sized, pimple-infested corpses.

    But then the Twilight came along (the films) and suddenly I discovered a new side to females… they can be just as nerdy as men are… if not more.

    I mean, I knew gals like some thinks with passion such as the Sex in the City series or Friends. But they didn’t behave like fangirls (the female version of a typical rabid fanboy).

    But the Twilight female fans just take whole nergasm thing to another level. They simply cannot tolerate ANYONE saying anything negative against the films or their stars. They refuse to acknowledge that the films are based on the glorified fanfiction written by a talentless author – who one talent was to be able to profit from the teeny/soccer mom market like no other since… the Wii, I guess.

    Anyway, such attitude by the Twihards is a sure sign of being a true fangirl.

    We can only expect more of them to make their way to the mainstream scene by way of “The Hunter Games”. That “Running Man”/”Battle Royal” rehash that features more “beautiful people” as leads. Never mind that the setting in the story would require anything but super-model types to have been cast as protagonists… because the whole idea is to get the Twihards to continue with their madness on that other franchise.

  • batmanrules

    THE WHOLE TWILIGHT SAGA MOVIES IS ALL CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THESE STUPID GOD AWFUL MOVIES PUT WEREWOLFS AND VAMPIRES TO SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE HATE HATE THESE STUPID TWILIGHT MOVIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIE TWILIGHT DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tommy

    Yeah okay Twilight is gay. Nobody sane or real disputes this. Let’s move on.

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