New movie in the series lead with ease, beating New Moon as greater openness to the world series

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As expected, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 earned very high over the weekend in the United States. After almost get the highest grossing film of the first day for the franchise (read), the film was excellent U.S. $ 139.5 million from Friday to Sunday. The sessions were packed, with an average high of U.S. $ 34 thousand dollars per room. The value, however, could not exceed $ 142.8 million opening of New Moon.

[UPDATED, 16:30] Worldwide, the box office Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is even more impressive, with $ 283.5 million, a record for the series. Debuting in 54 markets simultaneously, the film won the tenth place in the list of the biggest openings of all time, surpassing in this case New Moon (U.S. $ 274 million).

The penultimate film in the series consumes the mortal love Bella with Edward the vampire, and the fruit of this relationship ignites a war with the wolves and the Volturi. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 | Cinemas and times.

In second place, Happy Feet 2 was nowhere near the interest of the first film. The animation made $ 22.2 million versus $ 41.53 million that generated in its first weekend in 2006. The comparison is even worse considering that the original did not have tickets more expensive than 3D like this movie. In the sequel, Mano has a son, Erik, who does not like to sing and does not take very good at dancing. Erik runs away and finds a penguin that can fly, Sven. As Mano can compete with the new idol of the puppy?

Falling 62% from first to third place, the Greek epic Immortals (Immortals) made an additional $ 12.25 million. In ten days the film has generated $ 52.98 million, versus $ 75 million it cost. The film directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell) is set in a Greece torn by conflict. The warrior prince Theseus (Henry Cavill) leads his men, allied to the gods of Olympus and a priestess of the oracle (Freida Pinto), against demons and titans to prevent the outbreak of war. Watch clips and commercials Immortals.

In fourth place was each has a Twin who deserves (Jack and Jill), a new comedy starring Adam Sandler. The film took in over $ 12 million so far and adds $ 41 million, only 50% of its budget, which can hardly be matched in the U.S.. The last time a slapstick Sandler had such a negative result was in 2000 when Little Nicky opened with $ 16 million in 2,900 theaters. In the plot, Jack (Adam Sandler) deals with her twin sister Jill (also Sandler), who came for a visit on the day of Thanksgiving and refuses to go away. The film is directed by Dennis Dugan, who has worked with Sandler in seven films, including Big Daddy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck .. Larry!, Great People and Wife fake. Watch the trailer of comedy.

In its fourth weekend, Puss in Boots (Puss in Boots) struggle to break even in its budget of U.S. $ 130 million. In total, the film reached U.S. $ 122 million so far, not counting the international box office, since the film is debuting worldwide. The plot, which precedes the first Shrek, Puss in Boots shows in a plan of attack on the side of Humpty Dumpty and Kitty to steal the famous fable of the goose that lays golden eggs.

Check out the top 10 most profitable weekend (amounts in millions of U.S. dollars) in the U.S.:

Pos. Movie

Box Office
18-20/11

Total Box Office

Cost
1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 $139,50 $139,50 $110
2 Happy Feet 2 $22,02 $22,02
3 Immortals $12,25 $52,98 $75
4 Jack and Jill $12,00 $41,02 $79
5 Puss in Boots $10,72 $122,31 $130
6 Tower Heist $7,00 $53,43 $75
7 J. Edgar $5,90 $20,69 $35
8 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas $2,90 $28,33 $19
9 Paranormal Activity 3 $1,00 $102,61 $5
10 Footloose $0,83 $50,14 $24

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