Just how big is the opening weekend of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” going to be? Let’s just say that it has the potential to have the highest weekend gross for any movie in the franchise yet.
Overall, “Breaking Dawn” is currently on pace for an opening of at least $135 million, and this could swell to as much as $150 million if it holds up well throughout the weekend. “Dawn” openly to over $30 million in midnight screenings alone, and is only hurt slightly on Friday by some of the audience being in school.
“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is currently the top earner in the franchise, with a first-weekend gross of $142 million (which is among one of the best opening weekends ever). Ultimately, the odds of the movie actually getting near “Harry Potter’s” final film with its $169 million opening are pretty slim.
As for the other new releases, it’s too early to tell — though “Happy Feet Two” could fare well with families over the weekend.
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