Big opening

Breaking Dawn’s Big Opening Brings Twilight and Harry Potter Together

Breaking Dawn: Part 1 finished in the opening-day record books just behind New Moon, and just ahead of Eclipse with a $72 million estimated Friday box-office take.

Twilight is now only the second movie series to place at least three installments in Hollywood’s Top 10 for biggest-ever single-day debuts.

Here’s a complete rundown of the all-time biggest opening days, per rankings compiled by Box Office Mojo:


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, $91.1 million
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, $72.7 million
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1, $72 million
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, $68.5 million
The Dark Knight, $67.2 million
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, $62 million
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, $61.7 million
Spider-Man 3, $60 million
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, $58.2 million
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, $55.8 million

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