New Twilight rakes in R1bn

2011-11-21 07:44

Los Angeles – The new Twilight vampire movie scored big at the weekend box office with a massive $139.5 million (about R1.15 billion) in US and Canadian ticket sales, according to studio estimates released yesterday.

The weekend total beat expectations from production studio Summit Entertainment for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1.

The movie is the first of a two-part finale for the hugely popular series about a human-vampire-werewolf love triangle.

Happy Feet Two, a 3D animated sequel about dancing penguins, finished in second place with $22 million at domestic theatres.
Action movie Immortals, a tale of battle set in ancient Greece, generated $12.3 million for third place.

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