|Still from Breaking Dawn Pt. 1|
As you can see, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 was an epic failure at the Box Office this weekend. Hardly anyone saw it. LOL Just kidding. This latest installment tallied $139.5 million, the Twilight Franchise's second-highest opening weekend ever right behind 2009's A New Moon, which opened with $142.8 million. Early numbers projected that it would bring-in upwards of $140 million but nonetheless, this is highly impressive and $72 million of that alone came from its opening day. Internationally, it fared amazingly well with $283.5 million.
Happy Feet 2 opened this weekend with $22 million for Warner Bros. which by all means is good, but still far off the mark of the $41.5 million its predecessor made back in 2006. It was an ambitious task opening the same weekend as Breaking Dawn Pt. 1, as much of that Female audience's (including Moms) attentions were spent there.
Immortals continues to do well in third this weekend with $12.3 million in its second week of release, just ahead of horrendously-reviewed Adam Sandler-in-drag fare Jack and Jill with $12 million.
Puss in Boots finds itself in fifth spot this weekend with $10.7 million, to-date earning $122.3 million. J. Edgar in its second week slips to seventh spot with $5.9 million, uncharacteristically weak for a Film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
At the bottom of the Top Ten is The Descendants starring George Clooney, which appears to be garnering him lots of Oscars Best Actor and Best Picture buzz. It sets a record for highest grossing Film from fewest number of Theatres, earning $1.2 million from just 29 screens.