‘Breaking Dawn’ Box Office: Fifth Biggest Debut Of All Time

FROM MTV MOVIES: “Twilight” fans raced to theaters faster than Jacob running to stop Bella and Edward’s wedding and gave “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” the fifth-biggest opening weekend of all time.

The fourth film in the romantic vampires-and-werewolves phenomenon collected $139.5 million domestically (more than $30 million of which was from midnight showings early Friday) for an estimated $283.5 million worldwide haul.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ stands behind only “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ ($169.2 million), “The Dark Knight” ($158.4 million), “Spider-Man 3″ ($151.1 million) and 2009’s “New Moon” ($169.2 million) on the all-time opening-weekend scorecard. It’s worth noting that the “Twilight” grosses haven’t relied on pricier 3-D or IMAX tickets like “Potter” or “Dark Knight.” The new movie’s numbers were within roughly 2 percent of the “New Moon” franchise best and helped propel the series’ overall numbers past $2 billion worldwide.

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