A solid second weekend for Summit’s latest Twilight episode delivered a confirmed $76m from approximately 10,500 venues in 68 markets as the running total overtook Twilight’s $200m lifetime tally. Bella, Edward and friends should surge past the half-billion global mark within a day or two.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 stands at $268m internationally and opened top in 789 German screens on $10.8m (€8.2m) outside the school holiday period. The tally including previews stands at $13.6m (€10.3m).

The number one hold in the UK led the second weekend territories as $7m (£4.6m) boosted the tally to $36.4m (£23.3m). Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is on course to overtake Eclipse’s £29.8m final score by next weekend to become the biggest entry in the franchise so far.


Spain – a number one hold of $4.6m (€3.5m) resulted in $18.5m (€13.8m). The film has overtaken the €12.6m final score of Twilight.

Italy – a $3m (€2.3m) number one hold pushed the running total to $18m (€13.5m).

Australia – another number one hold of $5.2m (AUD 5m) resulted in $21.4m (AUD 20.4m) and should overtake the AUD 22m lifetime gross of Twilight any day now.

France – the film ranked second behind local blockbuster Intouchables on $5.9m (€4.5m) for $22.5m (€16.8m).

CIS – the film was expected to retain number one rank as $6.5m (196m roubles) boosted the tally to $27m (825m roubles).

  • Immortals added $13.9m through Lionsgate licesees and Universal territories as the combined international tally climbed to more than $91m. Universal territories produced $3.9m from 1,072 in eight for $18.7m.
  • Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) reported an $11.9m weekend for Arthur Christmas from 4,000 in 24 that puts the animated film on a promising $22.3m. The UK generated $3.9m from 804 in the third weekend for $12.7m while France was the biggest new territory on $1.5m from 681. The Australian launch produced $1.5m from 346 while South Korea produced $1.3m from 202.

The Adventures Of Tintin has crossed $200m through SPRI and Paramount Pictures International (PPI) following a combined $14.5m weekend haul from 11,800 in 51 that propelled the tally to $207m. SPRI territories accounted for $8.5m for a $161.5m running total while PPI has reported $6m for $45.9m so far.

The second weekend in China through PPI produced $3m from 7,030 for $14.5m. Highlights territories include leader France on $51.8m, the UK on $24.3m through PPI and Spain on $23.9m. Belgium, home to the late Tintin creator Herge, has generated $8.7m.

Moneyball added $3.3m from 1,255 in 19 markets for a $21.8m running total. The film is doing well in baseball-crazy Japan where it has amassed $8.3m after three weekends.

  • Happy Feet Two added a confirmed $10.4m through Warner Bros Pictures International from 3,700 screens in 27 markets for $14.4m. The family film opened in Brazil on $1.6m from 362, Italy on $1.3m from 408 and Japan on $703,000 from 467. Mexico has generated $3.1m after two.
  • PPI reported that DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots grossed a confirmed $10.3m from 1,632 sites in 13 territories for a highly promising $64.1m international running total. The biggest of the eight debuts came from Spain on $5m from 381. Paranormal Activity 3 added $1.3m from 1,116 sites in 52 markets for $96.9m.
  • Universal’s Tower Heist grossed $7.3m through UPI from 3,200 venues in 46 territories for a $36.1m running total. The crime caper opened in nine led by Russia on $2.7m from 407, which was Universal’s biggest and the industry’s seventh biggest comedy launch in the market. Johnny English Reborn stands at $151.3m and has taken $32.3m in the UK. The Thing has reached $6.6m from Universal territories.
  • Fox International reported that New Regency’s sci-fi thriller In Time added a confirmed $6.4m from 1,994 screens in 54 markets for a $71.1m running total. It opened in third place in France on a commendable $3.2m from 321. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes stands at $305.9m while You Are The Apple Of My Eye has reached $23.3m.
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International reported that DreamWorks’ Real Steel and The Help grossed $5.1m for $168.4m and $900,000 for $301m, respectively. The Muppets opened day-and-date with North America in two markets, grossing $1.6m overall, $1.5m in Mexico and $100,000 in India. Lion King 3D stands at $67.1m.
  • Awakening has grossed $950,000 through StudioCanal in the UK while Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy stands at $21.5m.