Breaking Dawn Sinks Their Teeth Into Opening Night

Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Not surprising, the opening night to Breaking Dawn – Part 1 brought in $30.2 million.

With the help of 3,521 theaters, the first part of the final book brought in some impressive numbers but falls short of the $43.5 million from last summers massive hit “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.”

What was the difference?

Harry Potter had midnight showings in 3,800 locations compared to Breaking Dawn’s 3,521.  The difference of 279 theaters is quite significant and may have caused thousands of potential views to wait until the next day (or weekend).  Breaking Dawn – Part 1 also didn’t have the added revenue of a higher 3D surcharge, which usually increases ticket sale prices significant.

Some interesting facts about Breaking Dawn – Part 1:

  • Estimated to bring in $125 to $140 million on it’s first weekend.
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 1 cost $110 million to make.
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 1 will be seen in over 50 foreign markets.
  • Breaking Dawn – Eclipse brought in
    $30.1 million during it’s midnight showing.
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