The numbers are in, and it looks like The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 will not break its opening weekend box-office record. But don’t feel too bad for the stars; according to statistics, the final movie in the Twilight franchise just missed the money count held by New Moon ($142.8 million) with a still rather impressive $141.3 million, the eighth largest opening weekend of all time. This places it a slightly ahead of Breaking Dawn — Part 1, which earned a total of $138.1 million last year. And since it’s a worldwide phenomenon, the film gathered $199.6 million over the past few days internationally, making the grand global total $340.9 million. Whoa.
But it’s not all good news on the Twi front, as a rather disturbing event reminiscent of the summer Aurora massacre during The Dark Knight Rises midnight screening nearly occurred. In Bolivar, Missouri, a man by the name of Blaec Lammers was arrested for purchasing weapons with the intent to fire on a crowded BDP2 movie theater. In a statement issued by the Bolivar Police Department, it reads, “Blaec Lammers stated that he had a lot in common with the people that have been involved in recent shootings. Blaec Lammers stated that he was quiet, kind of a loner, had recently purchased firearms and didn’t tell anybody about it, and had homicidal thoughts.”
His ideations, however, were foiled when his mother contacted officials, concerned that Blaec bought weapons and might be planning a shooting. The man is now charged with first-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and armed criminal action.
What do you think of the weekend numbers? Did you see the finale yet? And what do you think of the near massacre? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below or on our Breaking Dawn — Part 2 message board!