Twilight’s Billion-Dollar Bite at the Box Office!
Vampires, werewolves, and high school love stories? Sounds simple, yet it’s the recipe that made the Twilight Saga a billion-dollar franchise.
This supernatural teen drama, launched in 2008, lured us into the rainy, mysterious town of Forks, Washington, where the battle for Bella Swan’s heart began.
Fast-forward to four sequels later, the saga didn’t just give us an unforgettable love triangle and a look into the world of the undead, but it also saw box office figures that were, quite frankly, fang-tastic!
But which of these vampire-fueled flicks stole the show at the box office? If you’re a newcomer to the franchise (or just planning a nostalgia-fueled rewatch) and are curious about the financial success of each film, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s take a step back into the Twilight zone and rank these movies by their worldwide box office earnings. Hold on tight, spider monkey!
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – $829.7 million
Arguably the climax of the entire Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2 brought all the tension and romance of the series to a gripping finale.
In this film, Bella (Kristen Stewart) has completed her transformation into a vampire to survive the birth of her daughter Renesmee, and the new family must now face the vengeful Volturi. F
ans flocked to the cinemas in droves, making this the highest grossing film of the franchise with a worldwide total of $829.7 million.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – $712.2 million
Breaking Dawn Part 1 marked the beginning of the end of the saga.
Bella and Edward’s (Robert Pattinson) wedding was a spectacle to behold, but their honeymoon took a darker turn as Bella falls pregnant with a half-vampire, half-human child.
The movie left fans on a cliffhanger that certainly helped to rack up its worldwide box office total of $712.2 million.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon – $709.7 million
As the second film in the series, New Moon took a deeper dive into the world of the supernatural. Edward breaks up with Bella, leaving her heartbroken.
This film introduced audiences to the fascinating world of werewolves and saw Bella grow closer to Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).
With a worldwide box office total of $709.7 million, it’s clear that fans were excited to see the saga continue.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – $698.5 million
Eclipse, the third installment, brought a new level of danger as Seattle is ravaged by a series of mysterious killings.
As Bella is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob, audiences were drawn in by the intensifying love triangle and looming vampire threat.
This film raked in a respectable $698.5 million worldwide.
Twilight – $393.6 million
Where it all began. Twilight introduced us to the quiet town of Forks, Washington, and the electrifying love story between human Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen.
Despite its lower budget and less-known cast at the time, Twilight managed to capture the hearts of viewers around the world and earned a total of $393.6 million globally.
This debut film set the stage for the wildly successful series that followed.