Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Breaking Dawn Part 2 among top six movies in Brazilian box-office ‘history’
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are back together for the last time in Breaking Dawn Part 2. The result? The fifth and final Twilight movie will end its run as one of the top six biggest blockbusters in Brazilian box-office "history." Why the word "history" between quotes? More on that below. (Photo: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson back together in the final Twilight romp, Breaking Dawn Part 2.)
In Breaking Dawn Part 2, a teenage and a centenarian vampire (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson) find everlasting happiness with one another, while a werewolf (Taylor Lautner) finds everlasting happiness with a fast-growing, human-vampire hybrid child. Those unusual couplings helped to propel the final Twilight movie past the 10m milestone — i.e., 10m tickets sold — at the Brazilian box office last Dec. 27.
To date, only seven other movies have sold 10m or more tickets in Brazil. They are the following:
- James Cameron / Leonardo DiCaprio / Kate Winslet’s Titanic (1997), 17 million tickets.
- Steven Spielberg / Roy Scheider / Robert Shaw’s Jaws (1975), 13m.
- José Padilha / Wagner Moura’s Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010), 11.2 million.
- Joss Whedon / Chris Hemsworth / Chris Evans’ The Avengers (2012), 10.9m.
- Bruno Barreto / Sônia Braga’s Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976), 10.7m.
- John Guillermin / Paul Newman / Steve McQueen’s The Towering Inferno (1974), 10.3m.
- Jerry Zucker / Patrick Swayze / Demi Moore’s Ghost (1990), 10m.
A curiosity: three of the above titles are from the mid-’70s; three others, including the Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson pairing, are from the early 2010s. The only 1977-2009 releases found among Brazil’s Top 8 are Titanic and Ghost. Another curiosity: the top two movies at the Brazilian box office revolve around (different kinds of) ocean disasters. [See also: "Titanic and Brazil's other top ten movies (in ticket sales)."]
Now, bear in the mind that Brazilian box-office history apparently began in 1974. Ticket sales data isn’t readily available for pre-historical blockbusters such as the Clark Gable / Vivien Leigh Civil War drama Gone with the Wind, Julie Andrews / Christopher Plummer’s The Sound of Music, Francis Ford Coppola / Marlon Brando’s The Godfather, the Richard Burton / Jean Simmons superspectacle The Robe, and William Wyler / Charlton Heston’s multiple Oscar winner Ben-Hur.
But it’s undeniable that Breaking Dawn Part 2 has easily surpassed Steven Spielberg’s E.T., James Cameron / Sam Worthington’s Avatar, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and his (and Tim Burton’s) previous Batman movies, Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings movies, and George Lucas’ Star Wars and its sequels.
Something else worth remembering is that up to last weekend, Breaking Dawn Part 2 remained among Brazil’s top ten movies. In other words, the fifth Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson collaboration has obviously already surpassed Ghost, and should eventually surpass The Towering Inferno (if it hasn’t done so already). Thus, Breaking Dawn Part 2 should end its Brazilian run in the no. 6 slot in "history."
Final Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Twilight movie has broken several records in Brazil
As I’ve previously discussed, relatively speaking Breaking Dawn Part 2 has found its most enthusiastic welcome in Brazil, where the Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson movie broke single-day and opening-weekend box-office records (in ticket sales). According to figures found at Box Office Mojo, Brazil is Breaking Dawn Part 2‘s second largest international market (in US dollars); its $49.87 million (as of Dec. 30) is trailing only the United Kingdom’s $55.68 million (Dec. 16). Next in line are Russia / CIS with $42.78 million (Dec. 23), France with $37.76 million, Germany with $36.03 million (Dec. 23), and Mexico with $29.19m.
I should add that Breaking Dawn Part 2 and The Avengers are last year’s only two releases that managed to top the Brazilian box office for four weekends in a row. And needless to say, Breaking Dawn Part 2 is by far the most widely seen Twilight movie in Brazil. Its predecessors were Bill Condon’s Breaking Dawn Part 1, David Slade’s Eclipse, Chris Weitz’s New Moon, and Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight (starring only Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson; Taylor Lautner has a small supporting role). [See also: "Breaking Dawn Part 2 has surpassed All Previous Twilight Movies at Brazil Box Office" and "Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson: Brazilian box-office chart."]
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner topline Breaking Dawn Part 2 cast
Directed by Bill Condon and based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel, besides Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, Breaking Dawn Part 2 features Elizabeth Reaser, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Bronson Pelletier, Maggie Grace, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Rami Malek, Ashley Greene, Omar Metwally, Mackenzie Foy, Billy Burke, Jackson Rathbone, and Kellan Lutz.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Breaking Dawn Part 2 photo: Summit Entertainment.