The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 looks like it will have an opening weekend that comes right in the middle between low and high forecasts for the film. According to studio estimates, Breaking Dawn Part 2 is projected to make $141.3 million at the box office during its opening weekend.
If these numbers hold, it means that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 would surpass The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 box office of $138.1 million. However, the numbers would fall short of the Twilight franchise record of $142.8 million set by The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
While the numbers are definitely strong, some are wondering why they are not as strong as high forecasts estimated they could be. It’s possible that ticket sales might have been hurt by the widely reported Twilight shooting plot. While fortunately the suspect in the Twilight shooting plot was arrested before any incident could take place, the news could have kept some concerned fans away out of fear of other copycats.
The $141.3 million taken in by The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 was good enough to place the film among the top ten opening weekends of all time. The film is now ranked in eighth place on the all time opening weekend list right between New Moon and Breaking Dawn Part 1.