The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Has A $141.3 Million Opening Weekend!

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Hey! You know that if even the former Presidential candidate is checking it out during its opening weekend, you’ve got a hit on your hands!

That’s right, we’re now learning that Mitt Romney contributed to what Summit is estimating to be a $141.3 million debut for the concluding chapter to The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn – Part 2‘s opening weekend, which marks it as making nearly the exact amount its predecessor, Breaking Dawn – Part 1, made in a similar timeframe, and just below the franchise’s record-holder, New Moon!

On a much larger scale, however, the collective gross will mark it as the EIGHTH largest opening weekend for a movie EVER…even though three of the movies ahead of it – The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Hunger Games – all opened this year, as well!

No shame in that, though!

We’re delighted to see that our beloved Edward and Bella could close out the year of mega-blockbusters with some sparkles!

Ch-ch-ch-check out the top ten biggest box office opening weekends of all time…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

The Avengers, $200.3 million
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, $169.2 million
The Dark Knight Rises, $160.9 million
The Dark Knight, $158.4 million
The Hunger Games, $152.5 million
Spider-Man 3, $151.1 million
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, $142.8 million
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, $141.3 million
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, $138.1 million
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, $135.6 million

Nov 19, 2012 7:30am PDT

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