Over the years, the Twilight saga has slowly gained traction in popular culture and become a legitimate, worldwide phenomenon. The series has devoted fans who’ll do anything for their stars, buy any amount of frightening merchandise, and turn Twilight debuts into record-breaking hits. So yeah, Twilight is a big deal these days, and the debut of Breaking Dawn Part 2 proves that point once again. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 took in a staggering $199.6 million dollars internationally for the biggest foreign opening of 2012. That’s on top of the movie’s $141 million dollars here in the US!
The weirdest thing about the debut is that it’s not even close to the series’ US height. When New Moon debuted in the US, it took in $143 million! Granted, the series has amped up its international grosses to compensate for it’s weaker… err, comparatively weaker US opening. It’s amazing to see just how consistent this series has been. I guess Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s relationship problems and public infidelities haven’t damaged the box office appeal of Bella Swan and her undead paramour.
The first four Twilight Saga movies have taken in $2.5 billion worldwide for Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment; I have no doubt this movie will add a significant amount to that total, being the last in the series and all.
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