UPDATED: Domestic: 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Debuts To $141.1 Million
on November 19, 2012
Monday: The official domestic weekend total for came in a bit lower than expected: $141,067,634.
Sunday Update: Summit estimates that Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opened to $141.3 million during its debut frame. The opening pushed Lionsgate pass the $1 billion domestic mark for the first time. The distributor has grossed $1.09 billion in 2012. Key stats:
o Breaking Dawn - Part 2 posted the second highest weekend opening of the Twilight franchise behind New Moon at 142.8 million
o Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is the 8th largest Opening of all time
o The Twilight Franchise has 3 of the top 9 openings of all time
o 1st time ever that a Studio has opened two films to over $125 million in the same year (Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and The Hunger Games)
Saturday Update: The official Friday estimate for Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is $71.2 million. Summit estimates "in the range of $135 million" for the weekend.
$71.2 million represents the sixth highest opening day of all time, and it ranks behind Breaking Dawn - Part 1 with $71.6 million and New Moon with $72.7 million.
Friday Update: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 took in an estimated $30.4 million from Thursday night and midnight shows in North America. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 still holds the midnight record with $43.5 million.
Here's how the other Twilight films performed at midnight:
Breaking Dawn - Part 1: $30.3 million
Eclipse: $30 million
New Moon: $26.2 million