Breaking Dawn Part 2 Set To Earn $275+M Opening Weekend

Catherine Hardwicke once said at a convention that Summit thought only 300 women in Utah were going to go see Twilight. They were obviously wrong. But the studio only spent $37M on Twilight.  Then producer Wyck Godfrey told the fansites on our New Moon set visit that because Twilight “made a little money” they were able to put more money into New Moon. Made a little money?  Twilight made $392.5M worldwide – almost ten times what it cost to make the film!  New Moon cost $50M to make and made $709.7M worldwide.  

Five movies into this massive money-making franchise and Deadline is reporting that Breaking Dawn Part 2 is set to make $275+M globally this weekend.  The film made $72.8M on Friday and $42.8M on Saturday in the US and Canada alone.  Over seas the film has earned  $38.8M.  Friday’s numbers gave the series it’s best opening day, but as Deadline says, every fan in the US and Canada is going to have to go see the film again today (Sunday) if we hope to break the weekend record of $142.8M for the series set by New Moon.  

Hypable posted the series stats for easy comparison.  Keep in mind that Eclipse was a June release and it opened mid-week, rather than on a weekend.   

– Twilight: $69.6 million
– New Moon: $142.8 million
– Eclipse: $175.3 million (Wednesday – Sunday total)
– Breaking Dawn – Part 1: $138.1 million

What do all these numbers mean?  It means that the franchise was a financial success.  While Breaking Dawn Part 2 didn’t break all the records, it’s still one of the top 10 opening days ever. It means that Hollywood should never under estimate the power of the female driven franchise.  Where this will take films in the future has yet to be seen.  But I think we can all agree that every studio in Hollywood is looking for another Twilight Saga.  



  1. I it saw at midnight on Thursday with a group of twelve. My sister and I arranged everything and we didn’t get to sit next to each with several people in between us. So we went again that same night at 9 pm. The same guy was ripping tickets and he said “You back again?… You’re crazy!”, me: “Yup!”. Me and my sister are huge fans so we went again. I want to go again but then that would be the 4th movie in less than 3 days.

  2. I couldn’t agree more. I’m planning to see it again and again. 🙂

  3. Already seen it twice!! It was awesome!!

  4. Rockstar9009 says:

    I saw it three times in less than 24 hours and I plan to see it at least one more time before it leaves theaters. I love the Breaking Dawn book and I love the Breaking Dawn films even more. I’m sad the saga is over but I’m glad we have five amazing films and five fantastic books (I’m including Bree Tanner in that.)

  5. Proud of this saga. Definitely deserves the high earnings. Take that, you Twilight haters >:D

  6. Saw the marathon and then BD2 again the next afternoon. If I had unlimited funds, I would see it every day for a week before I felt satisfied! 🙂

    I can’t wait to buy the DVD. Mr. Condon and everyone did such an amazing job.

  7. smitten_by_twilight says:

    Perhaps if studios wish to get into massive money-making female-driven franchises, they should spend more energy nurturing and promoting the careers of women in the industry. Hm?

  8. Wow ang ganda talaga ng movie n to.
    Sayang last part na.pero k lng.happy amn.

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