The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Earns $139.5 Million in Its Debut Weekend

USMagazine, Sunday, November 20, 2011, 2:35pm (PST)

Twihards came out in full force to see The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 in its opening weekend.

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The film -- the fourth in the hit vampire series starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner -- earned a staggering $139.5 million domestically. It earned an additional $144 million worldwide, though it failed to surpass The Twilight Saga: New Moon's $142.8 million domestic opening in 2009.

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The Warner Bros. 3D film Happy Feet Two debuted in second place with $22 million. It grossed just half of the original movie, which opened with $41.5 million in 2006.

Last week's big winner Immortals fell to third place with $12.2 million. The film -- which costars Kellan Lutz and Freida Pinto -- has earned $52.9 million since its November 11 debut.

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The Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes comedy Jack and Jill fared slightly worse than Immortals with $12 million, falling two spots to fourth place. After four weeks in theaters, Puss in Boots managed to stay in the top five with $10.7 million.

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Rounding out the Top 10: Tower Heist (No. 6, $6.9 million), J. Edgar (No. 7, $5.9 million), Harold & Kumar 3D Xmas (No. 8, $2.9 million), In Time (No. 9, $1.6 million) and The Descendants (No. 10, $1.2 million).

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