Breaking Dawn Opens To A Massive 283.5 Million Worldwide



–  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn–Part 1 opened with a sharp bite around the globe, grossing $139.5 million domestically and $144 million overseas for a franchise best $283.5 million. In North America, Breaking Dawn wasn’t able to quite match the $142.8 million opening of The Twilight Saga: New Moon on the same weekend two years ago. However,Breaking Dawn made up for the gap at the international box office, where it opened day and date in 54 territories.New Moon opened day and date in only 25 territories, earning roughly $133 million for a worldwide total of $274.9 million. Breaking Dawn set two key records: It’s the fifth largest opening ever at the domestic box office, and the 10th largest worldwide (supplanting New Moon). Females continued to drive the vampire franchise, making up 80 percent of North American ticket buyers. Breaking Dawn’s audience, however, skewed slightly older than the previous films, with 50 percent of the audience over the age of 25. Last year, 54 percent of the opening weekend audience for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was under the age of 25. Eclipse, opening on June 30, a Wednesday, earned $157 million in its first five days at the domestic box office. Breaking Dawn, teaming director Bill Condon with franchise stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, received a B+ CinemaScore, compared to an A- for Eclipse.

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