New Twilight rakes in $139.5m

2011-11-20 19:58

Los Angeles - The new Twilight vampire movie scored big at the weekend box office with a massive $139.5m in US and Canadian ticket sales, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.

The weekend total beat expectations from production studio Summit Entertainment for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1.

The movie is the first of a two-part finale for the hugely popular series about a human-vampire-werewolf love triangle.

Happy Feet Two, a 3D animated sequel about dancing penguins, finished in second place with $22.0m at domestic theatres.

Action movie Immortals, a tale of battle set in ancient Greece, generated $12.3m for third place.

Privately held Summit Entertainment released Breaking Dawn.

Happy Feet Two was distributed by Time Warner Inc unit Warner Bros.

Privately held Relativity Media released Immortals.


  • mario.dippenaar - 2011-11-20 20:42

    I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

      sean.looney - 2011-11-20 21:05

      the funny thing is if you criticise twilight to one of the idiots who go mad for it they usually just shrug their shoulders and keep screeching anyway.

      Felix - 2011-11-21 08:26

      I like this planet, they must leave!

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