Twilight Breaking Dawn tops $500 million at box office

The penultimate in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 1, has now passed $500 million in ticket sales

The penultimate in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 1, has now passed a whopping $500 million in ticket sales.

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Two weeks on from the release of the latest movie in the Twilight Saga and Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is still taking the worldwide box offices by storm.

In Breaking Dawn’s opening weekend the penultimate Twilight movie pulled in over $139.5 million at the US box office, making it the fifth best opening of all time – and it’s success looks set to last.

In just 12 days of release the vampire vs. werewolves movie is now the ninth film this year to push past $500 million and could be heading towards that billion dollar mark.

So far, the Twilight movie, starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, has grossed $223.4 million in North America and $285 million globally, for a grand total of $508.4 million.

There are only 10 films which have broken the billion dollar record – Avartar tops the list ralking in $2.7 billion, with Titantic in second place with $1.8 billion. The final Harry Potter film – the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – is already in third place on box office sales alone of $1.3 billion, with the DVD only being released tomorrow.

The Twilight films have yet to make the top 50 highest grossing of all time, but Breaking Dawn looks set to dominate the box office for many more weeks to come.

Speaking of the film’s phenomenal success, Summit Entertainment co-chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said, ‘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.’

They added, ‘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.

The success of the $2.3 billion franchise has done well for the actors as well, including Robert Pattinson (Edward), who was recently listed as the third highest paid Brit actor under 30 due to the Twilight films.

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