'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' breaks $500 million worldwide in 12 days
Summit Entertainment announced Tuesday that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 has so far grossed $508 million worldwide, reaching the $500 million milestone in a mere 12 days. (The record holder, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, crossed $500 million in six days.)
While Summit wouldn’t reveal how many days it took New Moon and Eclipse to pass the same mark, we do know that all three movies hit $500 million sometime in between their second and third weekends. New Moon ultimately wound up with a worldwide tally of $709.8 million, while Eclipse finished its run with $698.5 million. (The original Twilight settled for “only” $392.6 million.) It appears likely that Breaking Dawn — Part 1 will also finish with a worldwide figure of around $700 million.
Domestically, however, Breaking Dawn — Part 1 is performing a tad below its two most recent predecessors. The fourth entry in the romantic supernatural series has so far drained $223.4 million domestically in 11 days. By comparison, New Moon had collected $233.3 million during the same span of time, while Eclipse had earned $227 million. But even if Breaking Dawn — Part 1 ultimately falls a bit short of New Moon and Eclipse domestically, the film’s beefy numbers overseas should make up the difference.