November 21, 2011

BIJOU BOXOFFICE: “Breaking Dawn” Breaks A Little Less – 11/21/11

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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Per a Box Office Mojo tweet, the final actual number for BREAKING DAWN PART 1‘s opening weekend fell a bit to $138.1M.  This isn’t a major surprise, as the first 2 days of the weekend had indicated numbers more front-loaded than New Moon‘s opening, yet Summit estimated Breaking Dawn 1‘s Sunday with the same drop as New Moon‘s.

The $1.4M discrepency doesn’t mean much, except that it makes Breaking Dawn 1‘s opening weekend the 6th highest ever rather than the 5th, now falling behind the $138.5M pulled in by the 2d Pirates of the Caribbean.  More important will be the holiday weekend results starting on Wednesday. 

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."