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The final Twilight movie debuted with a whopping £15.85m, but the latest James Bond is still on course for a UK record

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It was always going to take a big movie to knock Skyfall off the UK box-office summit, and they don't come much bigger than The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. The series finale debuted with a whopping £15.85m from three days, the biggest of the franchise. Breaking Dawn – Part 1 previously held the franchise record, with £13.91m. Each successive Twilight film has improved on the opening of the previous instalment. The original movie debuted in December 2008 with £2.51m; New Moon followed 11 months later with an £11.68m opening; and Eclipse in July 2010 with £13.76m, although this figure included significant previews.

Twilight movies do traditionally experience rapid burnout, such is the enthusiasm of the franchise's fans to see the film on opening weekend. Assuming a rate of decline similar »

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