The massively popular fourth installment on The Twilight Saga is making tons of money. Literally. I am pretty sure if you put all the money its made into a box it would weigh a ton. How much has it earned? Well it was recently announced that it has passed the $700 million mark worldwide.
Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment announced the mega windfall yesterday and has this to say about it:
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
Atleast all this money didn’t just come from teen girls across America. The film was also wildly popular all over the world. International audiences have latched on to the series just has strongly as the audiences in North America.
Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger stated:
“The milestone is important on several fronts and illustrates the vitality of the franchise on a global scale even after four films. 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. We are very proud of the success the franchise has experienced and anticipate the saga’s conclusion this November.”
With this milestone, rumors have already begun to spread regarding a possible television show adaption for when the movie series ends next year. If the next film grosses this much or more than the show will most likely happen.
The sequel to part one, and (thankfully) the final film in the series is set to hit theaters on November 16th, 2012.