While “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2″ couldn’t quite squeak by the franchise record US opening day of “New Moon” (“Breaking Dawn Part 2″ earned $141.3 million vs. “New Moon’s” $142.8 million), it did have a fantastic opening worldwide. With a total of $340.9 million, the series finale had the best international debut of the five “Twilight” films.
Is there any exotic explanation for this? No, I think it’s just a simple matter of it taking longer for the series to catch on overseas; it probably was more the teen idol aspect of the stars of the movie that launched it overseas rather than the books. Also, even though it’s only been four years since the first film, there’s been a lot of growth in the international arena, with big markets like China allowing more US movies than ever. So the rest of the world eagerly awaits the day the remakes are announced.
Interesting “Breaking Dawn Part 2″ fact–according to The Hollywood Reporter, the film had the largest male audience of the franchise, and despite the reputation as the teen dream movies, fifty percent of the audience was over age twenty-five. Twi-hards, you’re getting old.
Now let’s see if the fans are going to give the movie enough repeat season to hold up at the box office as the holiday season heavy hitters continue to roll out.