Date: 21st November 2011

'Breaking Dawn' posts fifth highest opening.

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The (2011) has crushed its competition at the US box office.

The penultimate instalment in The Twilight Saga, which was met with negative early reviews, posted the fifth highest opening weekend ever, taking in approximately $139.5 million from 4,061 locations.

Only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Dark Knight, The (2008), Spider-Man 3 (2007), and Twilight Saga: New Moon, The (2009) have earned more on the opening weekend.

The domestic total gives The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 the second-best debut weekend for the franchise, after the $142.8 million launch for 2009's The Twilight Saga: New Moon. 'Breaking Dawn did more than half of its business, $72 million, on opening day Friday, while the movie's debut weekend was the fifth-best on record.

Opening in 54 overseas markets, Breaking Dawn pulled in $144 million internationally, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The final instalment of The Twilight Saga will open on November 16, 2012.

Source: Press Release



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