Hoyts Distribution is thrilled to report that the penultimate Twilight Saga film, Breaking Dawn Part 1, has opened # 1 at the Australian box office, taking A$3,699,229 on 616 screens since the film opened with
midnight session across the country at 00.01am on 17 November.
The Twilight Saga has been one of the biggest cinematic franchises in the last decade, competing successfully with other blockbuster series in recent years including the much loved Harry Potter and Star Wars films.
The opening day result makes it the second biggest opening film in 2011, second only to the final Harry Potter movie which took $7,092million and well ahead of # 3 film Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon at
In the all time box office records Breaking Dawn Part 1 comes in at #11 behind # 10 Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 that took $4,047million and ahead of #12 Star Wars: Episode 111 – Revenge of the
Sith that took $3,55 million on opening day.
When Twilight first hit screens in 2008 no one could have predicted the stratospheric rise in popularity for the film series and its young stars, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, who are
lauded as three of Hollywood’s hottest stars.
Breaking Dawn Part 1 features the long awaited wedding of the two sweethearts, Bella and Edward, and the birth of their daughter, Renesmee, the romantic culmination of a 3-year wait for Twilight fans. Part 2 promises even more excitement with an all out battle between the Volturi and the Cullens and their allies.
Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final instalment, will release 15 November 2012.
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 ONLY AT THE MOVIES NOVEMBER 17