Another big movie season, another franchise finale.
It seems like its becoming a trend these days, but for the third time in just sixteen months one of Hollywood's biggest and most lucrative box office beasts is coming to an end. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 marks the fifth and final film in Stephanie Meyer's book series-turned-movie franchise that seemed like it just began.
It was only four years ago when the first film shocked the industry with its massive $69.6 million opening. Little did anyone expect entering the holiday season of 2008 that a little movie called Twilight would actually out-gross Daniel Craig's second James Bond outing (Quantum of Solace) domestically.
While not expected to be quite as big of a blockbuster as two other recent series finales (The Dark Knight Rises and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2), Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is still a potent figure here at the end of 2012's release schedule. The series has become remarkably consistent since exploding with some of the best opening weekends of all-time, starting with 2009's first sequel New Moon. But the true driving factor of this franchise has always been the fervor of the die hard fans. Without them, the series wouldn't have claimed the two midnight debut records that it has so far.
So, now seems like a perfect time to look at midnight box office performances a little closer.
Edited by Neo, 14 November 2012 - 05:05 AM.