In Lionsgate’s first press release about a movie of just acquired Summit Entertainment, the company announced this morning that the the Twilight franchise’s penultimate installment, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, is on track to become the highest grossing film in the series having just surpassed $700 million in worldwide box-office receipts.
Santa Monica, CA January 22, 2012 – 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. (more…)