THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 Breaks Series Box Office Records in Early International Release

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens Friday here in the States, but the fifth entry in the series is already off to a rollicking start in four overseas markets.  Here are the Day 1 highlights (all totals converted to U.S. dollars):

  • France – 219,000 admissions, $1.8 million.  The marathon of Part 1 and Part 2 of Breaking Dawn sold 25,000 of those tickets.
  • Netherlands – 21,000 admissions, $392,000.  That’s on just 50 screens.
  • Sweden – 20,000 admissions, $362,000.  This only counts the marathon and midnight showings.
  • Belgium – 27,000 admissions, $531,000.  This more than doubles the comparable 13,000 tickets sold for the first night of Breaking Dawn – Part 1.

According to Deadline, the final sequel achieved series best totals in Netherlands, Sweden, and Belgium.  Clearly, Part 2 will be a box office juggernaut—I am eager to see where it will land among the last three sequels, each of which earned about $700 million worldwide.  Come back on the weekend for the domestic results, and make sure to check out these recent interviews with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Michael Sheen, and Stephenie MeyerClick here for all our Twilight coverage.

IRON MAN 2 Earns $100.2 Million at International Box Office

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Iron Man 2 mogul Tony Stark has already earned $100.2 million in just one weekend trip abroad (comped by Stark Industries, I’m sure).  Who needs American money anymore, anyway?  The superhero flick doesn’t premiere until this Friday in the states, but after a five-day release at 6,764 international theaters, Tony Stark has already flown past the magical $100 million mark, winning the weekend in 52 of 53 territories. (I’d love to know the one holdout . . . Uzbekistan?)  The sequel is running 26% ahead of the original Iron Man‘s comparable foreign total, which went on to earn $585 million worldwide.

It makes you wonder how high the film can soar can soar this weekend domestically?  Paramount can count on another $100+ million from us North Americans this weekend, but could Iron Man 2 approach the record $158 million opening of The Dark Knight?  To be continued . . .

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