The fourth installment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, has hit box office records. The new Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part 1, brought in $72 million from domestic tickets on opening day, and another $66 million worldwide, according to various international news sites on November 19, 2011.
Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1, shown worldwide on November 18, 2011, was the third highest in history on opening day. According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, only two movies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Twilight: New Moon had bigger box office opening days. When Twilight Saga New Moon was released two years ago, it brought in $72.7 million on opening day.
Breaking Dawn Part 1 has been shown in theaters worldwide until midnight on Friday, November 12, 2011. This helped it to set box-office records. The part 1 of the new Twilight Saga movie was played in more than 3,000 theaters at 12:01 on Friday morning, . It then added another thousand location by mid-morning. The new Twilight movie brought in $30.25 million sales from midnight showings alone.
Bloomberg’s industry experts predicts that Breaking Dawn Part 1 will gross $300 million during the movie’s entire domestic theater run. However, certain movie critics are not impressed in the movie. The new Twilight Saga movie currently has a score of just 27% rating from more than 136 critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
“A significant number of its 117 minutes do seem like hours, and whenever certain actors take the lead and set the pace of the dialogue, time itself begins to crawl backward and the Breaking Dawn begins to feel like yesterday’s breaking dawn, or last Tuesday’s,” Michael Phillips, critic for the Chicago Tribune, said while watching the movie.