Overseas, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn - Part 1 easily set a franchise record, coming in ahead of New Moon's $132.5-million debut and well ahead of Eclipse 's $104.5-million. The estimated three-day tally in the U.K. was $22 million. Russia was the No.-2 market with $15 million in ticket sales. France accounted for $14.5 million, while Australia contributed $12.5 million. Every other film was left in the dust. Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of the Unicorn was the No.2 film overseas with $21.7 million. That brought its overseas total to $187.6 million, a nice pad to whatever it earns domestically. The film is due to open in North America on December 21.
The film is almost half an hour longer than 'The Force Awakens'.
The actress will no doubt be returning for the long-running FX series.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.