The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn–Part 1 which stars Taylor Lautner, Kristen  Sterwart, Robert Pattinsion and is based on the books by Stephanie Meyer has opened over the weekend to a rather impressive opening weekend bringing in a MASSIVE 3.5m according to info from our friends at THR. In the US, the movie brought in $139.5m with the rest of the planet bringing in $144m. Although the US opening was smaller than New Moon (which brought in $142.8m), it’s still rather an impressive total for the movie which hasn’t done amazingly well in the review stakes (although our Laura gave it [Rating:4/5]!).

THR tell us that the movie also set two ‘key’ records becoming the fifth largest opening ever at the domestic (US) box office and the tenth largest worldwide opening ever! Nuts!

The movie opened on Friday to 54 different countries (one of which was the UK) and it seems that the Twihards across the globe have voted with their feet. Twihards forever!

We got to chat with the cast of Breaking Dawn at the UK premiere which you can see here and we also spoke with Taylor one to one here.

You can keep track of our extensive Twilight coverage here.

UPDATE: We’ve also just found out that this opening weekend has been the biggest opening in the UK for a US film. Press release below:



UK and Irish distributor Entertainment One is pleased to announce that the fourth and penultimate film in The Twilight Saga, BREAKING DAWN PART 1 broke records this weekend as it recorded the biggest all time opening for an American film in the UK grossing £13.9 million.

BREAKING DAWN PART 1 has set the record with £6.35 million as the biggest non-3D opening Friday figure of all time, eclipsing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, which grossed £5.9 million.  Including 3D films, this Friday figure has charted as the 2nd highest ever.

The film has become the biggest 2D opening of 2011 beating the previous record set by The Inbetweeners Movie which took £13.2 million over 5 days.  BREAKING DAWN PART 1 has scored the biggest Twilight opening so far and the fifth biggest three day figure ever behind well established British franchises Harry Potter and James Bond.

Alex Hamilton, Director of Film, Entertainment One says: “We have the highest 3 day opening ever for an American Film in the UK. I’d like to thank all the fans of Twilight that have given this three year old independent distributor a weekend to remember.”

The Twilight Saga follows the story of the relationship between a mortal and a vampire, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). The final instalment will be released in cinemas on November 16th, 2012 by Entertainment One UK.