Washington, Nov 21 : ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1’ opened with a huge 139.5 million dollars on its first weekend at the US box office, with a worldwide launch of 283.5 million dollars.
According to Hollywood. com, the domestic total gives the newest addition to the ‘The Twilight Saga’ the second-best debut weekend for the franchise, after the 142.8 million dollars launch for 2009’s ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’, the Washington Post reported.
‘Breaking Dawn’ did more than half of its business, 72 million dollars, on its opening day, while the movie’s debut weekend was the fifth-best on record.
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 a 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 (ANI)
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