Tuesday, November 20, 2012
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 TAKES A BITE OUT OF THE RECORD BOOKS IN ITS OPENING WEEKEND IN SOUTH AFRICA
Johannesburg, 19 November 2012:- With anticipation at a fever pitch by Thursday evening, advance ticket sales for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 were a good indication of the twi-hards eagerness to see the final instalment of the franchise and ensure it a place in the record books in South Africa. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 opened at R10.9 million for its opening three days making it the biggest three-day opening of all time in South Africa by 36%. It also goes down in the record books as the biggest box-office at cinemas for Friday and Saturday.
In its first three days at local cinemas, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 has been seen by more than 275,000 movie goers. Previous instalments of the franchise, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Eclipse both had supernatural openings and achieved over R11 million and R11.7 million respectively with their releases but for a five day period. The highly anticipated final instalment of The Twilight Saga, directed by Academy Award® winner Bill Condon, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2, Bella (Kristen Stewart) awakens transformed – she is now a mother and finally… a vampire. While her husband Edward (Robert Pattinson) delights in her beauty, speed, and uncommon self-control, newborn Bella has never felt more alive; and the destiny of her best friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) has become entwined in that of their exceptional daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). The arrival of a creature so rare cements an extended family, but will soon ignite forces that threaten to destroy them all. With more of the struggle, romance, passion, mystery, and action that made Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 international blockbusters, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 concludes the universally adored tale of love, family, courage, empowerment, and destiny.