Sorry Kermit the Frog, Ms. Piggy, and cute little Parisian orphan named Hugo, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 continued to reign supreme in the number one slot at the box office this weekend -- and for its third weekend in a row. The Twi-hard favorite has grossed an unbelievable $247.3 million in North America since its November 18th release.
So what do you think it is? Is it because the movie is infused with good old vampire blood? Is that why the film just won't die? Well, obviously! I mean, that's one factor (oh, Edward ...), but it's not the only factor going into the film's triple weekend success pattern.
The weekend after Thanksgiving is typically on the slow side for movie theater action -- everyone is back to work and school after Turkey Day and Black Friday, I imagine. So the fact that there weren't any other big openings this weekend had something to do with the vampire/werewolf flick's success. However, all of us Twilight lovers know the real reason for the film's ongoing success. And I don't just mean Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner. It's also not just about Stephenie Meyer's rad storylines about vampire/human weddings and honeymoons, vampire/werewolf fights, and vampire/human babies.
According to Gitesh Pandya, editor of boxofficeguru.com in New York, Breaking Dawn, Part 1, was able to stay on top because Twilight is "the biggest franchise out there." This basically means that the Twilight franchise has some of the best and most loyal fans -- some who have even seen the Breaking Dawn, Part 1 more than once and a gazillion others who have seen the three prior films a gajillion times, too.
Can you say -- let's go Number One in Week Four, too? Oh yeah ... it's all up to you, Twi-hards!
Did you do your part to keep Breaking Dawn in the top spot?
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