The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Surpasses $500M Worldwide

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Summit Entertainment announced today that 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’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.

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