Magazine article Screen International

Twilight Finale Prepares to Sink Teeth into Global Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

Twilight Finale Prepares to Sink Teeth into Global Box Office

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UPDATE: Lionsgate executives reported on Friday (16) that the final episode in the franchise had reached more than $44.2m worldwide factoring in $30.4m from Thursday midnight screenings in North America and a slew of record international opening days on Wednesday that generated $13.8m.

Ahead of the day-and-date launch in 61 territories through Lionsgate International, the studio reported that previews in France on Wednesday generated a 2012 opening day record of $1.8m and 219,000 admissions. The studio called a record 2012 opening day in Italy but data was unavailable at time of writing.

The film scored $392,000 from 50 screens and 21,000 admissions in the Netherlands for a new franchise opening day mark, as well as $531,000 from marathons and double features in Belgium and $362,000 from marathons and double features in Sweden.

Sony, MGM and Eon's Skyfall has reached a formidable $455.7m through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) and MGM licensees. However, it would seem even the redoubtable James Bond will not be up to the task of fending off his supernatural adversaries. …

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