The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Breaks $500 Million Worldwide
Summit Entertainment announced today that the studio's newest chapter in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, has grossed $508 million in global box office in only 12 days since the film's release on November 18, 2011.
Summit Entertainment's Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger stated: "We couldn't be more pleased with the success of this film and a franchise that the fans have continued to support over the past several years. Thank you to all involved with the films from the actors, filmmakers and Stephenie Meyer to the most important group of all, the global fan base that continues to drive a desire for more Edward, Jacob and Bella."
In addition to the film's success on a global basis, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 also reached an additional milestone domestically, having generated $223 million and putting it in the top 12 films to reach $220 million in 10 days.
The next chapter in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 will come to theatres on November 16, 2012. Academy Award winner Bill Condon directed both the first and second part of the two-part finale starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, was written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing.
About The Twilight Saga Film Series
The Twilight Saga film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together...even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires. The action-packed, modern day vampire love story Twilight, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, The Twilight Saga: New Moon was released November 20, 2009 and the third installment, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was released June 30, 2010.