The 5th Twilight film started its international run with an incredible $199.4 million, which was about half the overall business of the weekend. Meanwhile Skyfall was in 2nd as it hit half a billion internationally and became the biggest Bond of all time.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 opened in 61 territories around the world with the 8th biggest international start of all time, $199.4 million. That’s a lot more than any other film in the series (Breaking Dawn Part 1 is closest with $152.9 million). It’s also more than The Avengers ($185.1 million), Avatar ($164.5 million) and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs ($151.6 million), all films with $690 million or more internationally.
Based on this information we could safely predict that Breaking Dawn Part 2 should have no trouble going higher than the current overall Twilight best, which is Breaking Dawn Part 1 with $430.9 million. In all honestly, $500 million sounds like a lock and with at least $300 million from North America, expect more than $800 million worldwide from this last chapter of the Twilight Saga. For now the film stands at $362.5 million. Maybe it didn’t break the series opening record in North America but in the end this will become the highest grossing sparkly vampire flick of all time.
In 2nd place we had Skyfall, down 44% to $49.7 million and an international total of $507.9 million. So with that I’m very happy to announce that Skyfall is now the highest grossing James Bond film of all time with $678.5 million worldwide. Also from the shape of things, it might still have juice for another $200+ million so $900 million worldwide when all will be said and done.
India represents in 3rd with Jab Tak Hai Jaan, taking a staggering $23.1 million. So maybe some of the Indian readers out there might be willing to shine a little light in this matter. What’s up with this movie and how come it made so much money?
In what looks like a very surprising turn of events, in 4th place we have yet another Indian film called Son of Sardaar. This one opened with $15.1 million. Just as before, what’s the deal here?
Rounding out the top 5 is another foreign film, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo from Japan with $13.9 million.