THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - Part 1 Breaks $700 Million at Worldwide Box Office
Published: January 23, 2012 - 11:08am
The first part of the final chapter in the Twilight Saga, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Launter, is continuing to break records during it's current theatrical run.
In the highly anticipated next chapter of the blockbuster The Twilight Saga, the newfound married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world. After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon, where they finally give in to their passions. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal.
But the arrival of their remarkable daughter, Renesmee, sets in motion a perilous chain of events that pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders, setting the stage for an all-out battle. The suspenseful and deeply romantic Breaking Dawn continues the epic tale of supernatural fantasy and passionate love that has made The Twilight Saga a worldwide phenomenon.
The latest installment in the Twilight Saga film franchise may have garnered the worst reviews out of the bunch, but since it's theatrical release on November 18, 2011 it has steadily been breaking box office records. Now, only a few weeks away from being available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download (street date is February 11, 2012) the first of the two-part finale has garnered over $709.8 million at the worldwide box office.
Also directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon and starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Launter, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 will hit theaters on November 16th, 2012.