'Breaking Dawn, Part 2' Trailer Breaks Yahoo! Movies Record
But will it break any records at the box office?
Hollywood.com reports that the teaser trailer for 'Breaking Dawn, Part 2' broke record numbers on Yahoo! Movies, with over 7 million downloads. And the previous record-holder was--you guessed it--'Breaking Dawn, Part 1.'
Twilight fandom helping the latest (and final) movie's trailer to raise the viewing bar is no surprise, but will it translate to success? The frenzy surrounding the original Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 trailer took that movie to a domestic total of $281.3 million. A hefty sum, but a solid $20 million under the top grossing series entry, a slot owned by Twilight: Eclipse and its grand total of $300.5 million. Trailer numbers aren't a clear indication of box office success, but Breaking Dawn — Part 2 shouldn't have an issue making gobs of money when it hits theaters in November. After all, it's the final chapter in the Twilight saga. The same scenario helped Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows -- Part 2 earn that franchise's highest gross, a whopping $381 million.
7 million is a sizable drawl for a single video, considering Twilight is one of the most divisive pop culture products in recent memory, but for those Batman fanboys looking for their faith to be restored in humanity (get off your high-horses!), there's solace to be found: The Dark Knight Rises broke iTunes trailer records back in December with 12.5 million views, a new high broken again in March, when the full-length spot for The Avengers was downloaded 13.7 million times in its first 24 hours.
Sweetheart takes breath! Put the remote down and get out of the house. Now! It aint that serious. It’s just a Book/Movie. A lovely and delicious Book/Movie. But like everything else it will end. So let’s put our grown up pants on. ‘Stiff up lip’ and all that. Remember the good times. May I also suggest some Pre-Grief Therapy?
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Myriam Gabriel-Pollock has been writing for MSN since 2006 -- everything from quizzes to feature articles to the Twilight Superfan blog. Prior to that she was a hi-tech geek. She has happily transitioned into a film geek, especially if there are wizards, vampires, mythical places, and spaceships.