Magazine article Screen International

Breaking Dawn Adds $72M Internationally to Cross $265M

Magazine article Screen International

Breaking Dawn Adds $72M Internationally to Cross $265M

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A solid second weekend for Summit's latest Twilight episode delivered an estimated $71.5m from approximately 11,000 venues in 68 markets as the running total overtook Twilight's $200m lifetime tally. Bella, Edward and friends should surge past the half-billion global mark within a day or two.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 stands at $268m internationally and opened top in 789 German screens on $11.4m ([euro]8.2m) outside the school holiday period. The tally including previews stands at $14.2m ([euro]10.5m).

The number one hold in the UK led the second weekend territories as $7.5m (£4.8m) boosted the tally to $37.3m (£23.5m). Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is on course to overtake Eclipse's £29.8m final score by next weekend to become the biggest entry in the franchise so far.

Elsewhere:

Spain - a number one hold of $4.7m ([euro]3.5m) resulted in $18.6m ([euro]13.8m). The film has overtaken the [euro]12.6m final score of Twilight.

Italy - a $3.1m ([euro]2.3m) number one hold pushed the running total to $18.1m ([euro]13.4m).

Australia - another number one hold of $5.2m (AUD 4.9m) resulted in $21.3m (AUD 20.2m) and should overtake the AUD 22m lifetime gross of Twilight any day now.

France - the film ranked second behind local blockbuster Intouchables on $5.3m ([euro]3.9m) for $21.9m ([euro]16.2m).

Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) reported an $11.9m weekend for Arthur Christmas from 4,000 in 24 that puts the animated film on a promising $22.3m. The UK generated $3.9m from 804 in the third weekend for $12.7m while France was the biggest new territory on $1.5m from 681. The Australian launch produced $1.5m from 346 while South Korea produced $1.3m from 202.

The Adventures Of Tintin has crossed $200m through SPRI and Paramount Pictures International (PPI) following a combined $11.5m weekend haul from 11,800 in 51 that propelled the tally to $207m. SPRI territories accounted for $6.2m for a $161.5m running total while PPI has reported $5.2m for $45.5m so far.

The second weekend in China through PPI produced $3m from 7,030 for $14.5m. Highlights territories include leader France on $51.8m, the UK on $24. …

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