‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1′ hits $700 Million at Worldwide Box Office!
Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, announced today that the fourth installment in the blockbuster TWILIGHT SAGA franchise – THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 has grossed an estimated $701.3 million in global box office receipts since the film’s release on November 18, 2011. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 is on its way to becoming the highest grossing film in the series to date looking to surpass the worldwide box office gross of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON which tallied $709.8 million. The two other two films in the franchise THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE and TWILIGHT have each grossed $698.5 million and $390.4 respectively and the franchise continues to break records. Upcoming releases of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 internationally include Japan and China.Not only has the TWILIGHT SAGA’s global fan base supported the films during their theatrical release, but audiences worldwide have continued to support this cultural phenomenon both on and off the screen. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on February 11, 2012.
In their first announcement as heads of Lionsgate’s motion picture group, Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger revealed that the fourth “Twilight” film has passed $700 million in worldwide grosses.The duo said “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″ will become the highest earner of the franchise so far, surpassing the $709.8 million worldwide cume from the third pic, “New Moon.”
This gives the vampire tentpoles a combined worldwide gross of $2.5 billion with the finale, “Breaking Dawn — Part 2,” due out Nov. 16. “Breaking Dawn — Part 1,” which hasn’t yet opened theaterically in China and Japan, will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on Feb. 11.
Wall Streeters expect Summit’s “Twilight” franchise to inject $500 million of fresh cash into Lionsgate over the next five years.
Woo hoo! $701.3 MILLION!! Do you think Breaking Dawn Part 2 will surpass this? $710 Million? $750 Million?