Close

Wonderwall

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Earns $139.5 Million in Its Debut Weekend

USMagazine, Sunday, November 20, 2011, 2:35pm (PST)

Twihards came out in full force to see The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 in its opening weekend.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Nikki Reed tells Us about her Breaking Dawn role

The film -- the fourth in the hit vampire series starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner -- earned a staggering $139.5 million domestically. It earned an additional $144 million worldwide, though it failed to surpass The Twilight Saga: New Moon's $142.8 million domestic opening in 2009.

PHOTOS: Love lives of Breaking Dawn stars

The Warner Bros. 3D film Happy Feet Two debuted in second place with $22 million. It grossed just half of the original movie, which opened with $41.5 million in 2006.

Last week's big winner Immortals fell to third place with $12.2 million. The film -- which costars Kellan Lutz and Freida Pinto -- has earned $52.9 million since its November 11 debut.

VIDEO: Kristen and Rob exchange vows in Breaking Dawn

The Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes comedy Jack and Jill fared slightly worse than Immortals with $12 million, falling two spots to fourth place. After four weeks in theaters, Puss in Boots managed to stay in the top five with $10.7 million.

PHOTOS: Breaking Dawn wedding album

Rounding out the Top 10: Tower Heist (No. 6, $6.9 million), J. Edgar (No. 7, $5.9 million), Harold & Kumar 3D Xmas (No. 8, $2.9 million), In Time (No. 9, $1.6 million) and The Descendants (No. 10, $1.2 million).

Tell Us: Which movie did you see this weekend?

Get more Us! Follow us on Twitter, Friend us on Facebook, Subscribe to Us Weekly

Show Comments
When using Facebook Connect your image and name may display on Wonderwall. All Privacy Settings are controlled by Facebook
aa