The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, starringÂ Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart,Â was the overwhelming winner at the weekend box office, but the film failed to break the film franchise’s previous opening record of $142.8 million for New Moon. In a shock to no one, more than 80 percent of the weekend box office opening crowd for Breaking Dawn was female.
The latest Twilight film may have not been a record-breaker, but it did manage to rake in $139.5 million at the weekend box office. This whooping total in ticket sales landed Breaking Dawn the fifth-largest opening weekend in the U.S. after Harry Potter andÂ The DealthyÂ Hallows – Part 2, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 3 and The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Even though The Twilight Saga books and films have a huge teenage following, more than 60 percent of the audience for Breaking Dawn‘s opening weekend was over 21. Only 30 percent of the crowds for the film’s opening weekend were under 18.
Even though Breaking Dawn wasn’t a record-breaker, Summit Entertainment is still on track to pull in an estimated $300 million in box office revenue from the latest Twilight film frachise installment. Breaking Dawn has also grossed $144 million in ticket sales in 54 foreign territories, according to CNN.com, making it’s worldwide opening revenue an astounding $283.5 million.
Coming in a far distant second at the weekend box office was Warner Bros. 3-D animated film Happy Feet Two at only $22 million. Rounding out the top five were Immortals at $12.3 million, Adam Sandler‘s Jack and Jill at $12 million and Puss in Boots at $10.7 million.