Washington, Nov 22 (): Breaking Dawn – Part 1 has enjoyed the fifth best opening weekend of all time, taking in a remarkable $139.5 million in its first few days of release.
Breaking Dawn managed to have its place, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 3 and New Moon. The movie did more than half of its business, 72 million dollars, on its opening day.
The movie has also rocked the international box office this weekend with a huge $152.9 million in 54 markets (including previews). Its top territory was the United Kingdom with $21.9 million, which was a new high for the series. It was also huge in Russia ($16.1 million), France ($14.9 million), Australia ($12.8 million), Italy ($12.2 million), and Spain ($11.8 million), and it played well in Latin American markets, Brazil ($10.2 million) and Mexico ($8.2 million).
Meanwhile, the Warner Bros. dancing penguin sequel Happy Feet 2 stumbled in its debut, pulling in just 22 million dollars over opening its weekend, which was barely half of what the first film in the animated franchise had earned in its 2006 opening.
Last weekend’s top movie, Relativity Media’s action tale Immortals, fell to the third-place with 12.3 million dollars, raising its domestic haul to 53 million dollars.
Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill finished at number four with revenue of 12 million dollars, while Puss in Boots rounded off the top five for the weekend with 10.7 million dollars earning.
The top 5 movies at the US weekend box office were:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 – 139.5 million dollars
Happy Feet 2 – 22 million dollars
Immortals – 12.3 million dollars
Jack and Jill – 12 million dollars
Puss in Boots – 10.7 million dollars
Twilight, based on the best-selling books by Stephenie Meyer tells the love story of vampire Edward Cuillen (Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart). The final film in the five-movie Twilight series, Breaking Dawn Part 2, will be released next year.