Twilight is all about entertaining its Breaking Dawn audience, but the box office record is pleasing the business people behind film during it’s opening-day.
On Friday, the final episode in the film series made the sixth-biggest opening day ever, bring in an approximately $71.2 million in domestic box-offices.
Thursday’s 10 p.m. showing of “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” brought in $30.4 million
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” took in $30.4 million during late-night showing’s Thursday and the midnight showings.
On Saturday, the film was just a bit short of making the $72.7 million that it generated the first day for “New Moon” and the $71.6 million generated with “Breaking Dawn – Part 1.”
The “Twilight” franchise has brought in over $1.1 billion in North America alone and more than $2.5 billion worldwide since 2008.
Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice:
“This motley lot — the women bloodsuckers all seem to resemble lip-augmented Tampa trophy wives; the men, hollow-cheeked consumptives who look like VIPs at the clubs ‘SNL”s Stefon frequents — are given ample time to explain and demonstrate their special powers. It’s about as exciting as watching David Blaine play Stratego.”
Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com:
“On the plus side, this is likely the last ‘Twilight’ offering for the foreseeable future, until the inevitable ‘Jacob and Renesmee: It’s Baby Love!’ spinoff emerges.”