Breaking Dawn Sucks Box Office Dry

Twilight sequel easily beats Happy Feet Two

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 20, 2011 3:39 PM CST

(Newser) Bad reviews? Ha! The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 sunk its teeth into the weekend box office, raking in $139.5 million and notching the fifth-best domestic opening ever, the Los Angeles Times reports. (Its only financial failing: missing the $142.8 million opening record set by the series' second installment, New Moon.) The only other major release this weekend, Happy Feet Two, trudged along in second place with a mere $22 million.

Filling out the top five movies that lacked pale vampires and bare-chested werewolves:

  • Immortals, $12.3 million; down 62% in its second weekend.
  • Jack and Jill, $12 million; also in its second weekend, down 52%.
  • Puss in Boots, $10.7 million in its fourth weekend.
See the rest of the top-10 weekend flicks here.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1.   (MovieWeb)
In this image released by Summit Entertainment, Kristen Stewart, foreground, and Robert Pattinson are shown in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1."   (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper)
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