Thursday, 24 November 2011

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" Grosses $284 Million This Weekend

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Grosses $284 Million This Weekend"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" grossed just under $140 million domestically over the weekend and another $144 million overseas for a worldwide total of $284 million. The new movie cost $110 million to make and has a 29% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.

Despite very impressive numbers, "Breaking Dawn" was still not able to break the $142.8 million that "New Moon" earned two years ago. "Breaking Dawn" did, however, set two records. It has become the fifth largest opening ever at the domestic box office and the 10th largest worldwide.

"We faced the weekend with some trepidation because you don't really know on a fourth installment whether you are going to maintain the interest of your audience," said Summit Entertainment. "The numbers seem to speak for themselves. We got as close to 'New Moon' as we could."

Meanwhile, "Happy Feet Two" landed in second place by opening to $22 million domestically, compared to $41.5 million that the original "Happy Feet" grossed on the same weekend in 2006. Despite knowing that the sequel would be competing with "Breaking Dawn," Warner Bros was still expecting to top $30 million. "Happy Feet Two" has a 42% fresh rating.

On the limited side, George Clooney's "The Descendants" made its way to tenth place despite opening in only 29 theaters. It grossed $1.2 million for a whopping per-screen average of $41,379. "To break into the top 10 and beat films that are playing in thousands of theaters is an amazing accomplishment," said Fox Searchlight. The film has a 90% fresh rating.
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