This is indeed a disturbing universe: “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1” grossed a staggering $139.5 million — the biggest opening in months, and the second-biggest opening for the franchise since “New Moon” bowed to $142.8 million two years ago.
And the operative word is grossed, given the film’s repugnant abstinence agenda and creepy, possibly unconscious domestic-violence allegory. Worse, the uptick in interest from chapter three to chapter four probably means that “Breaking Dawn, Part 2″ is going to open even bigger next year.
Worse news? “Happy Feet Two“, a sequel that actually makes the whole weird-and-allegorical thing work, was ignored in the stampede, slouching into second place with a relatively piddly $22 million. Poor George Miller; it’s “Babe: Pig in the City” all over again.
I should probably just retire.