'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Breaks $500 Million Worldwide

Summit Entertainment's vampire blockbuster has earned over $220 million domestically since its November 18 release.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 surpasses $500 million worldwide
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 surpasses $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.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 was released November 18th, 2011 and stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Anna Kendrick, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone. The film is directed by Bill Condon.



Sources: Summit Entertainment

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Comments (38)

  1. Indigo_India

    Big ups to @robert Patterson, @kristen Stewarr & @taylor Lautner for doing a MAJOR great job on the movie! I'm such a huge fan & so is my ex Diggy Simmons! #TeamTwilight (Much Love)

    2 years agoby @Indigo-IndiaFlag

  2. Killpack

    I swear the world is going to sh*t when movies like twilight make so much damn money (palms to face) ...please Hollywood don't go towards the glittering light!

    2 years agoby @killpackFlag

  3. Nautical

    @Number1Wolverine Hahaha Sad Face.
    I know. Darn girls wasting money on such a boring movie.

    2 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  4. Nicholaus XX

    @2movieguys -- You don't know fan-girls, then.

    @moviegeek -- Psh, it will get a hell lot more than that!

    @dan1 -- Agreed!

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  5. ROFLitschristian

    @ghostman Aww but I want that. :P Actually, I forgot there was a flag button.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Wonder what happened to narzion

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. Ghostman

    @ROFLitschristian Just start flagging him before we get admin to cancel his account for verbal abusive to other users.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  8. ROFLitschristian

    @ghostman@moviegeek@kguy Are you talking about only here in the US?

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  9. ROFLitschristian

    @TheFury Okay, you know what *sshole. You seriously need to get the f*ck out of here. I know nothing about movies? Well according to my fellows here at Movieweb, I have a very well rounded opinion when it comes to this industry. You just got here. As far as we know, you don't know jack sh*t about anything. So take your lame-ass account and delete it for all of us.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  10. Ghostman

    @kguy Key word: MORE THAN 300 million, Eclipse only made $300,531,751 at the box office.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  11. K.Guy

    @ghostman But Eclipse reached 300

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  12. moviegeek

    @ghostman I don't think this new one will even pass $290. It's running slightly behind New Moon each weekend and that finished with just under $300mil.

    2 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  13. Indigo_India

    I love Twilight! #TwilightFanatic

    2 years agoby @Indigo-IndiaFlag

  14. Ghostman

    @moviegeek Breaking Dawn has a total of 230mil right now, so I'm guessing 310 million since each Twilight movie has never made more than 300 million dollars. @kguy chances are it'll make twice as more as Part 1. The Fan Base isn't that huge @2movieguys it's the repeat viewings that little teenage girls watch over and over again.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  15. m2

    @moviegeek I agree, Sad.

    2 years agoby @m2Flag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @kguy Doubt it will be that big.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. CelluloidDreams

    I didn't know the fan base was "THAT" huge!.

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  18. K.Guy

    @moviegeek I hope your geek-senses are right

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  19. moviegeek

    @kguy I honestly don't think it will be outrageously big. I mean, I think it will get a final domestic total around $360 ish.

    2 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  20. moviegeek

    sad.

    2 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  21. K.Guy

    Wait..... AVATAR HANG ON!!!!

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  22. K.Guy

    @bawnian-dexeus@TheFury@dan1@ROFLitschristian@ghostman@shuabert LOL I can't wait to see what happens on the FINAL Twilight. I repeat... FINAL Twilight.

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  23. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Can't argue there

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  24. TheFury

    @Bawnian I don't disagree with that. However in today's business revenue is always first. I'm sorry Twilight trumps The Muppets because of box office. What's funny is that Muppets existed way before Twilight, and it has a huge following and still Twilight beat it, which also has a huge following but it's a recent and seems to be still growing one. Muppet < Twilight.

    2 years agoby @TheFuryFlag

  25. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @TheFury I think critically, and in general, the Muppets trumps Twilight as a movie.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  26. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Heh, I expected a bigger number. Let me know when it reaches 800, then I'll argue

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  27. Dan

    $500 million down the drain.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag