As expected, the latest installment of the Twilight movie series was the ultimate winner in the weekend box office race in North America. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” earned $139.5 million on its three-day showing in American theaters to win the tough competition among movies over the weekend. According to reports, the huge earnings is the second best three-day opening ever of Summit’s vampire-and-werewolf movies , behind 2009’s “New Moon” ($142.8 million in November 2009).
Aside from its strong showing in the United States, the movie also earned big around the world grossing $144 million over the weekend to hiked its worldwide box office total to $283.5 million. Taking a distant second in the race is Warner Bros’ animated penguin movie “Happy Feet Two” which earned $22 million. Relativity Media’s “Immortals,” meanwhile, grossed $12.2 million to take the third spot in the prestigious list.
Breaking Dawn, is a 2011/2012 two-part romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The two parts form the fourth and final installment in the The Twilight Saga series. Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt serve as executive producers for the film, along with the author of the series, Stephenie Meyer; the screenplay was written by Melissa Rosenberg, the screenwriter of the first three entries. All three main cast members, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, reprise their roles. Part 2 will be released on November 16, 2012.