Monday Update: Summit reports that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I raked in $150.1 million internationally over the weekend from 54 markets and 9,950 locations. The international cume is $152.9 million including previews. Breaking Dawn - Part I's worldwide total is now a staggering $291 million.
Monday Update: Summit reports that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I's actual domestic gross came in at $138.1 million this past weekend. The estimate reported on Sunday was $139.5 million.
Sunday Update #2: Summit reports that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I will hit a staggering worldwide total of $283.5 million this weekend. Here's the official international breakdown from Summit:
THE TWILIGHT SAGA has garnered over $1 billion in International to date. TWILIGHT has grossed ~$200M, NEW MOON more than doubled its predecessor with ~$416M, and ECLIPSE is just shy of crossing the $400M mark
BREAKING DAWN: PART 1 arrived day-n-date with North America in 54 markets, with an impressive $144M+ (estimated) from roughly 9950 dates. Here are some highlights:
AUSTRALIA - Nov 17
Breaking Dawn Part 1 had a fantastic NO. 1 opening day garnering A$3,669,229 (~$3.69M USD) on 616 screens.
The opening day is the Second Biggest opening day for 2011.
NO. 1 was 1 Harry Potter 7 Part 2 ($7.092mAU/~$7.5MUSD)
NO. 3 was Transformers 3 ($2.640m/(~$2.67M USD)).
Cume to date is an estimate ~$12M AUD (~12.15M USD)
The 12th Best Opening of All Time
NO. 10 Harry Potter 7 Part 1($4,047m/(~$3.95M USD))
NO. 11 Star Wars Revenge of the Sith ($3.55m/(~$2.7M USD* (f/x @of release)).
NO. 1 - Cume to date: ~$12.15M
Breaking Dawn: Part 1 collected an estimated 1.746M admissions, for a box office of ~10.65M Euro (~$14.5M USD), outperforming ECLIPSE's opening weekend cume of 1.633M admissions.
It is the 4th highest opening result for this year in France, behind HARRY POTTER, TINTIN and RIEN A DECLARER (a local comedy) and ahead of TRANSFORMERS 3 and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
Cume to date: ~$14.5M
SPAIN - Nov 18
Breaking Dawn Part 1 had a fantastic NO. 1 opening day, garnering ~3.1M EURO (~$3.69M USD) from 405. Opening weekend cume is an estimated 8.6M EURO (~$11.6M) including previews
BD1's opening day cume accounted for 74% of the box office in Spain
Biggest opening day for 2011 - Ahead of TORRENTE & TINTIN (both 3D films) and POTTER
Should be the Best Friday Opening of All Time, ousting PIRATES 3 (2.917M Euro) and DA VINCI CODE (2.447M Euro)
Best opening weekend of the Franchise ousting NEW MOON (8.04M EURO)
3rd biggest weekend cume behind PIRATES: AT WORLDS END (8.9M EURO) and DA VINCI CODE (8.78M EURO) and could move up to NO.1 once the final count is in.
Cume to date: ~$11.6M
UK - Nov 18
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 released Friday in the UK with a stellar 6.3M GBP ($9.9M). The 3 days cume is ~14M GBP (~$22M USD)
The 5th highest 3 day gross of all time behind 3 POTTERS and JAMES BOND
The Highest 3 day gross for an American film
The biggest TWILIGHT opening so far
The highest daily gross result yet for the franchise - BD1 topped the previous highest day for the franchise, which was the opening Friday of NEW MOON at 4.7M GBP.
Our opening Friday with the penultimate TWILIGHT has bettered the opening Friday for the penultimate POTTER, which grossed 5.9M GBP, and was before yesterday the 2nd highest opening Friday ever. Only the final episode of POTTER has scored a bigger opening Friday in the UK.
NO. 1 - Cume to date: ~$22M
Breaking Dawn Part 1 bowed at No. 1 in Italy with an impressive opening day of 4.1M Euros ($5.5M) .To date THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 has grossed an estimated 9.05M EURO (~$12M USD) from 805 screens and is the undisputed NO. 1 film in the market, way ahead of the No. 2 film.
NO. 1 - Cume to date: ~$12M
Breaking Dawn Part 1 had an impressive weekend in Russia. Estimated weekend gross of $15M is way above NEW MOON and on par with ECLIPSE.
NO. 1 - Cume to date: ~$15M
LATIN AMERICA - BRAZIL
Early estimates have the opening weekend of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 in Brazil at an excellent $10.2M This is a very impressive start that easily bests NEW MOON'S three-day opening tally of $7.8M and even nears ECLIPSE'S five-day summer weekend tally of $10.5M. When comparing local currencies, BD1's weekend result is on par with ECLIPSE'S opening and once all numbers are accounted for we may see BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 as the more successful film in the franchise thus far.
Opening weekend tops opening weekend results of HP: DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 1 ($7M), PIRATES 4 ($8.2M), and TRANSFORMERS 3 ($5.8M).
NO. 1 - Cume to date: ~$10.2M
LATIN AMERICA - MEXICO
Opening in Mexico to an impressive $8.1M, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 topped NEW MOON'S opening weekend ($7.7M), but is still slightly behind ECLIPSE'S opening frame ($9.3) which benefitted from summer holidays.
Tops first weekend results of HP: DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 1 ($7.5M) and FAST 5 ($7M).
NO. 1 - Cume to date: ~$8.1M
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 had an amazing first day collecting an estimated 41.2M PHP ($948K), including midnight showings. Cume to date is an estimated $2.9M USD
It's the highest Friday gross ever for the market
This surpasses NEW MOON'S Friday opening result of 35M PHP
NO. 1 - Cume to date: ~$2.9M
Scandinavian markets continue to impress. After a strong start with cumulative Day 1 + previews/midnight results topping the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 dipped on Thursday only to rebound on Friday with the highest first Friday results of the franchise ($750k). Cume to date is approx.
The Best TWILIGHT opening
The 2nd Best Opening weekend of 2011, behind PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: STRANGER TIDES
NO. 1 - Cume-to-date: $3.3M
Denmark proved to be yet another impressive Scandinavian market. With an opening weekend estimate of $2M (including previews) BREAKING DAWN'S first frame easily bests that of ECLIPSE, which $1.6M. Overall, this is the year's second best opening result so far.
NO. 1 - Cume-to-date: $2M
Breaking Dawn Part 1 opened with €163,672 (~$222KUSD) from 33,702 admissions off 90 screens.
This is the second best opening of the year, behind HARRY POTTER 7 Part 2 and has performed better than PIRATES 4 and TINTIN.
NO. 1 - Cume to date: ~$1.25M
Breaking Dawn Part 1 had an amazing NO. 1 Opening Day grossing NZ$709,971 (~$542K USD), at 65 locations.
This is the second biggest opening of 2011 behind
NO. 1 Harry Potter 7 Part 2 ($940k) (~$27K USD),
NO. 3 Transformers 3 ($364k) (~$27K USD).
Cume to date is approx. $1.5M USD
NO. 1 - Cume to date: ~$1.5M
Breaking Dawn Part 1 opened at #1 in The Netherlands, leaving Tintin 3D and Immortals 3D far behind It collected 30.297 admissions and a box office of € 232.937 (~$315K USD) from 103 screens.
NO. 1 - Cume to date: ~$1.5K
NO. 1 - Cume to date: ~$2.9M
Amazing opening : Breaking Dawn Part 1 opened at #1 in The UAE
NO.1 Opening in 2011 ahead of HARRY POTTER 8, TRANSFORMERS 3, PIRATES and TINTIN
NO. 1 - Cume to date: ~$1M
Sunday Update: Summit reports that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I will bring in $139.5 million this weekend. That falls shy of the previous franchise record: New Moon's $142.8 million debut.
Saturday Update: Summit reports that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I managed $72 million during its first day of domestic release. That figure includes the $30.25 million from midnight shows. Summit's cash cow is now on pace for $140 million this weekend.
The first-day gross falls short of New Moon's $72.7 million haul, but it does top Eclipse's $68.5 million tally.
Friday Update: Breaking Dawn - Part I has barely set a new franchise record for midnight grosses. The midnight haul for Summit's latest cash cow is $30.25 million from 3,251 locations. That's only a quarter million more than Eclipse's $30 million midnight debut.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II still holds the midnight record with $43.5 million.
The official release:
Boca Raton, FL -- MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the leading global provider of advance movie ticketing, reports that Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 has made it in to the Top Five of the company's highest pre-selling films of all time, ranking fifth ahead of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. In anticipation of the increased sales for the film's release, MovieTickets.com grew its theatre chain group count to 244 this week, which together operate over 17,400 movie screens.
Joel Cohen, CEO of MovieTickets.com, stated, "The success of The Twilight Saga and the trends we saw from advance ticket sales of the most recent film is phenomenal. The fans who have supported this franchise from the beginning show no signs of walking away from what we know will continue to be a record-breaking movie going event."
See below for the new list of MovieTickets.com's Top 10 all-time online pre-sellers, which now includes the three most recent films from The Twilight Saga franchise:
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
3. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
6. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
8. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
10. The Dark Knight
Summit's juggernaut is already off to a great start internationally with $8.9 million in the bank. More info coming soon.