10:40 am - 11/15/2012

Yass Breaking Slay: Final 'Twilight' Film Has Biggest Opening-Day Ticket Sales of Year in Italy

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" brought in $2.7 million on its first night, giving the country a much-needed box office boost.

ROME – Italy’s box office got some much-needed good news after The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 had the most successful opening-day ticket sales of the year in Italy, with more than 327,000 tickets sold nationally for the film’s Wednesday rollout.

The film actually premiered in Italy a day earlier, at the International Rome Film Festival, where it sold out the festival’s largest venue. On Tuesday night -- lasting until Wednesday morning -- the Rome festival also hosted a special Twilight Saga marathon, in which the first four installments of the film screened back-to-back.

It all helped set up a strong box office performance. The film pulled in more than €2.2 million ($2.8 million) after opening on 885 screens nationally. The 327,000 tickets sold on opening night beat the previous high for the year set by The Avengers, which sold 309,000 tickets on its opening night back in April. It wasn't immediately clear if the final Twilight film also beat Avengers in terms of first-day box office revenue.

The film earned more than The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, which took in €1.7 million ($2.1 million) last year.

After its international launch at the Rome festival on Tuesday, the film opened in Italy, France, and Belgium on Wednesday, with the rollout in most of the rest of the world -- including the U.S. -- scheduled for Friday.

The strong sales for the film in Italy are a welcome spot of good news for beleaguered Italian exhibitors, which saw ticket sales drop a dramatic 41 percent in October compared to the same month in 2011.


cruel_fortuna 15th-Nov-2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
What were you there to see?
duckyzu 15th-Nov-2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
Skyfall. And to eat caramel popcorn, mostly.

Edited at 2012-11-15 04:16 pm (UTC)
cruel_fortuna 15th-Nov-2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
Ah 'Skyfall' - I liked that film.
I really enjoyed Silva as a villain.

Especially that certain scene; you know the one I mean.
duckyzu 15th-Nov-2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed it a lot too. I was particularly glad because I watched Casino Royal last week and couldn't even finish it (but it was probably because I was too distracted and I couldn't make the occasional comment with my friend).
Silva was a great villain, he had the whole package. And lol yeah, I wish I wasn't spoiled for that one.
muffledlaugh 15th-Nov-2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
Flawless taste in both film and snack choices tbh
duckyzu 15th-Nov-2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
Sadly the popcorn are not as good as I would like, not enough. It was still satisfying to finish the bucked with a friend tho.
13066301 15th-Nov-2012 04:28 pm (UTC)
So damn pressed I can't save a date to watch that film. To even get a glimpse of the opening credits would be enough at this point is enough.
duckyzu 15th-Nov-2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
The opening credits were great! I hope you can see it soon, it's a fun movie.
hoot 15th-Nov-2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
I'm not really into James Bond but everyone's saying Skyfall is amazing and I kind of want to see it now.
cruel_fortuna 15th-Nov-2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
It's Craig's best outting as Bond to date - if that so inclines you to see it.

Also - *cough*homo-erotic sub-text scene*cough*
joaniemaloney 15th-Nov-2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
you don't need to know anything to watch it, tbh.
granted I did see CR and QoS before but those are the only Bond films I've seen. it stands alone great as a film.
immaflirt 15th-Nov-2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
duckyzu 15th-Nov-2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
I'm the same but it's a pretty fun movie to watch even if you haven't seen CS (or any other Bond movie). Great villain and cinematography too.
This page was loaded Dec 27th 2014, 2:25 pm GMT.