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 Meyer. Click here for all our Twilight coverage.