Hard as it may be to believe, there’s another Twilight movie out. I know, ANOTHER one.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn premiered last night. The fourth installment of this mega-hit franchise was split into two parts (this being the second part) with a reported budget of $75 million. The original film only cost $37 million. As for the rest of the series:

New Moon: $50 million

Eclipse: $65 million

They’re not exactly working with a small business budget, but when you considered the series has grossed more than $2 billion, the ROI is 1,216%. A sound investment by most standards.

Some more figures:

  • DVD sales of the series have grossed $201 million.
  • Eclipse had the fourth largest opening weekend in domestic history with $142,839,137.
  • Star Kristen Stewart makes $34.5 million per movie, largely due to her success with the Twilight series.
  • It’s been reported other stars of the film including Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner earn between $25-41 million for their work on the films.

Breaking Dawn is expected to break more records at the box office.

So if you’re still wondering why they keep making these movies about vampire love affairs, just think of it as a wise business decision.

 

Sources: Forbes, Wikipedia, Slashfilm

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