Taylor Lautner - Taylor Lautner And Twilight Stars Celebrate $139 Million Opening

Taylor Lautner and his Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will be celebrating today following news that Breaking Dawn Part 1, the penultimate movie in the vampire franchise, took a huge $139 million at the box office during its opening weekend.
The total fell just short of the $142 million opening for the second movie, New Moon, in 2009, but movie bosses will nevertheless be celebrating a dominance of the weekend's box office, with animation Happy Feet 2 its closest rival, taking $22 million. Dan Fellman, head of distribution at Warner said he expected the movie's total gross to steadily climb heading into the festive period, telling Bbc News, "We honestly feel we'll pick up some steam and play some catch-up as we get into the holidays". Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 will hit cinemas in November 2012, capping off a phenomenally successful franchise that has seen the likes of Lautner, Pattinson and Stewart rise to become global superstars. The four movies have now grossed around $1.8 billion worldwide, with that figure likely to reach $2 billion before the release of the fifth and final movie.
Elsewhere at the box office, there was success for George Clooney's comedy drama The Descendants which took $1.2 million despite opening in only 29 cinemas - Twilight opened in 4,061. The Alexander Payne movie is expected to fare well at next year's awards season.


Contactmusic

Tags: Taylor Lautner - Robert Pattinson - Kristen Stewart - George Clooney - Alexander Payne


Editors Recommendations

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Sued For Alleged Sexually Assaulting 17 Year-Old Boy

Bryan Singer, who is a director, producer, and writer of more than 15 productions...

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Sued For Alleged Sexually Assaulting 17 Year-Old Boy

Jenny McCarthy Debuts Giant Rock (Oh, And Engagement) On "The View"

Congratulations to Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg, who are engaged now, according...

Jenny McCarthy Debuts Giant Rock (Oh, And Engagement) On

Who Was The Mastermind Behind Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding?

Yikes, GoT fans! Was Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones even more shocking...

Who Was The Mastermind Behind Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding?

Miley Cyrus' Hospital Stay Extended Over Severe Allergic Reaction

It might be a while until Miley Cyrus is back on her grind (or her twerk, as the case...

Miley Cyrus' Hospital Stay Extended Over Severe Allergic Reaction

Is Tom Hardy The Right Choice To Play The Next Bond?

Tom Hardy has been the public’s number one choice to replace Daniel Craig...

Is Tom Hardy The Right Choice To Play The Next Bond?

Lorde Finally Meets Baseball Star Who Inspired Hit Track 'Royals'

Lorde burst onto the world's music scene last summer with her smash hit 'Royals.'...

Lorde Finally Meets Baseball Star Who Inspired Hit Track 'Royals'

Jay Z Announces Second Budweiser Made in America Music Festival To Be Held In Los Angeles

Jay Z is one of the music's most successful entrepreneurs and he is now making...

Jay Z Announces Second Budweiser Made in America Music Festival To Be Held In Los Angeles

AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member

Finally, after three whole days of unchecked speculation online, AC/DC have...

AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked

Lady Gaga has become the latest celebrity to find themselves in the middle...

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked


More recommendations

Comments

Taylor Lautner Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Taylor Lautner

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All