I may not be the most religious person around, but I’d have to say, that the current figures for the latest Twilight film is definite proof that hell exists, and in it, everyone watches a certain vampire franchise constantly.
After pulling a time-honoured Hollywood trick of splitting the final book in a film adaptation into two parts, rabid Team Edward and Team Jacob fans have spent enough cash buying tickets to buy movie executives gold-plated death stars, as the first entry in Breaking Dawn has hit over $700 million so far.
Summit Entertainment and its parent compnay Lionsgate revealed on Sunday that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn–Part 1is set to surpass the $709.8 million earned by The Twilight Saga: New Moon, making it the top-grossing entry in the franchise.
As of Sunday, Breaking Dawn has currently earned an exact total of $701.3 Million globally, as giddy fans eagerly shovel their cash into movie-theatre registers in order to see Edward sparkle.
The film has yet to open in Chinese and Japanese movie markets, which will most likely ensure that Lionsgate meets its goal of having more money. Domestically in American markets, Breaking Dawn has made over $280 million so far.
Lionsgate motion picture group co-chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger say that the milestone is important on several fronts, and helps bring awareness to the “vitality of the franchise on a global scale even after four films.”
“[Author] Stephenie Meyer’s story and characters were brought to the screen this time via the talented hands of Bill Condon along with the cast and crew that has been with the film franchise since its inception,” Friedman and Wachsberger said.
For those of you eagerly chewing on your fingers for the final instalment, Breaking Dawn Part 2 releases in November this year.
Last Updated: January 23, 2012