Love it or hate it, you can’t deny how popular it is: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 has claimed the fifth biggest opening weekend of all time. Team Big Profits!
The film stormed the box office charts, pulling in $139.5m on its opening weekend – cancelling out its $110m production budget and putting it firmly in the clear. Although it is really a build-up film, with the second half due to deliver a lot of action and the story’s conclusion (similar to the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), but that’s of no matter to those who are keen to see the saga on screen in full.
What’s really crazy is the global total – currently standing at $283m on opening weekend. Not too long ago, Avatar‘s numbers seemed like science fiction, but it’s not that surprising these days with adaptations of young adult fiction sagas breaking box office records left and right.
If you’ve not seen it yet (I will soon, don’t you worry), then you should go and check it out. Those who have read the books will enjoy it more, as the films are an odd mish-mash of highlight moments and important story beats transposed onto the big screen, but those without the Twi-cred should take a peek nonetheless.