The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 opened on top around the world after a great weekend that signalled the return to form of the international box office. Below things weren’t as jolly for Immortals. The previous leader took a bit of a dive from 1st to 4th place.
$152.9 million is what Breaking Dawn – Part 1 made in 54 countries, a new opening record for the series internationally. Granted, this is the widest release ever for a Twilight flick. Anyway, with these kind of numbers The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 should be headed for the usual series range, $380-400 million internationally and what might become $700 million worldwide. Right now it sits at $291 million after just one weekend.
The Adventures of Tintin was yet again in 2nd place with $21.7 million this time. The Steven Spielberg- directed motion-capture flick has grossed $187.6 million so far and will open on December 21st in North America. When all is said and done The Adventures of Tintin should end up with $400 million or more worldwide, depending on how strong it performs in the US.
3rd place belongs to French comedy Intouchables, a regular of the international box office by now. With another $17.6 million, this film is well on track to become the highest grossing movie of the year in France. Rien a Declarer, a Dany Boon comedy, is currently in the lead with $74.6 million.
Immortals lost quite a few millions compared to the previous weekend and had to settle for $17.5 million, giving it an international total of $65.8 million and a worldwide tally of $118.8 million. I think now Immortals might stop just shy of $200 million worldwide at the end of its run.
Rounding up the top 5 was Real Steel with $6.9 million for a grand total of $242.5 million worldwide. Now reports regarding the cost of this Hugh Jackman film have been rather different, I’m hearing anything from $110 million up to $140 million, and if the truth is somewhere in the middle then Real Steel might just start turning a profit before it leaves theaters.