Breaking Dawn taking on the mega heavy weight Deathly Hallows. While they didn’t go head to head on release dates, they are vying for similar audiences and so will directly compete in rankings (or is it tankings) wars. The Twilight series, which includes the four books by American author Stephenie Meyer (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn) have had an enormous following but not nearly on the order of the Harry Potter world-wide craze. Deathly Hallows was merely the icing on the cake for what’s been a “real” fairy tale ride for Harry Potter.
While this article portrayed a battle, the truth is (as you know) there is no battle. However, the showing that Twilight has had in the box office is nothing to scoff at, but of course the sales and order from books have been the real money maker for them. So far Breaking Dawn, not New Moon, has been the heavy weight in the Twilight Book series, while Deathly Hallows has been the clear cut leader in Harry Potter book sales
While Harry Potter is now finished as a leader at the Box Office, Twilight still has Breaking Dawn Part 2 to go. If reviews of the latest movie are any indication, anticipation for part 2 will probably be pretty high. It will be some time before we have a final tally for movie, book and DVD sales for both series, but it’s clear that even averaging the sales from both to compensate for the larger number of Harry Potter books, there will be no comparison and even only considering a pre order for the Harry Potter books it clearly smashed anything Twilight can hope to achieve.
In fairness to Twilight, the enormity of Harry Potter success may be attributed to the might of Warner Bros, while Twilight was under the control of Summit Entertainment. In summation, it’s fair to say though that followers of both have been happy with the final product and negative reviews have done nothing to sway loyalists. So if you haven’t already, place your Twilight or Harry Potter order and stay in the loop.