17 November 2012 9:35 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 scored one of the top opening days ever, but surprisingly fell short of setting a new franchise record on Friday. Including $30.4 million from midnight and 10 p.m. Thursday shows--which should count towards Thursday, not Friday--the fifth and final chapter in the Twilight saga grossed an estimated $71.2 million yesterday. That's the sixth-highest opening day ever, and is slightly below The Twilight Saga: New Moon's $72.7 million and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1's $71.6 million.An opening day north of $70 million is fantastic, and the fact that three Twilight movies have accomplished this feat is really remarkable. Still, unlike the conclusions to the recent Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars franchises, Breaking Dawn Part 2's finale status didn't drive it to a new Twilight record, which is slightly disappointing. The movie received a strong "A" CinemaScore, and that improved to »

- Ray Subers

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Steven Spielberg
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners