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'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2' Breaks Brazil Record, Top Six Movies Ever

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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Breaking Dawn - Part 2 among top six movies in Brazilian box office 'history'

Jan. 6, '13, update: 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. (Image: 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 10 million milestone – i.e., 10 million tickets sold – at the Brazilian box office last Dec. 27.

To date, only seven other movies have sold 10 million 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), 13 million.
  • José Padilha / Wagner Moura's Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010), 11.2 million.
  • Joss Whedon / Chris Hemsworth / Chris Evans' The Avengers (2012), 10.9 million.
  • Bruno Barreto / Sônia Braga's Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976), 10.7 million.
  • John Guillermin / Paul Newman / Steve McQueen's The Towering Inferno (1974), 10.3 million.
  • Jerry Zucker / Patrick Swayze / Demi Moore's Ghost (1990), 10 million.

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.

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 (see further below), 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 $29.19 million.

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).

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.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson kissing Breaking Dawn - Part 2Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson kissing Breaking Dawn - Part 2.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is now 2012's no. 2 movie at Brazilian box office

Dec. 15, '12, update: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson finally find everlasting happiness at the end of the Bill Condon-directed Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the fifth and final installment of the Twilight movie franchise. Box-office expectations were huge for the grand finale, which some consider the best movie in the series. Yet, though undeniably impressive, figures at the North American box office have been somewhat disappointing: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 will face an uphill climb on its way to $300m; in fact Condon's film, which is expected to boast a $276 million cume by Sunday evening, may end its run closer to $290-$295 million, thus trailing both Chris Weitz's New Moon and David Slade's Eclipse in ticket sales. (Image: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson kissing.)

On the other hand, the Twilight movie franchise has been performing remarkably well internationally, having already surpassed all other Twilight movies even after factoring in inflation. Admittedly, it's unclear which Twilight movie actually sold more tickets due to the unavailability of specific data in regard to ticket sales and/or currency fluctuations in relation to the U.S. dollar. (Note: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson star in all five Twilight movies; Taylor Lautner became one of the leads only in the sequels.)

Anyhow, as I've mentioned in a couple of previous posts (see further below), relatively speaking Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has found its warmest welcome in Brazil, where the final Kristen Stewart / Robert Pattinson pairing broke single-day and opening-weekend box office records – in ticket sales, the true measure of a movie's popularity. With $44.59 million (as of last Sunday, Dec. 9), Brazil is Breaking Dawn - Part 2's second largest international market (in US dollars), trailing only the United Kingdom with $53.56 million according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. Next in line are Russia / CIS with $42.18 million, France with $34.97 million, and Germany with $31.2 million.

Final Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Twilight pairing breaks records in Brazil

By far the most widely seen Twilight movie in Brazil, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has sold 8.7 million tickets as of last Sunday, i.e., after about four weekends. Kristen Stewart's Bella and Robert Pattinson's Edward – plus Taylor Lautner's Jacob – have by now also surpassed (in ticket sales) that country's second most successful 2012 release, the animated 3D movie Ice Age: Continental Drift, which sold 8.7 million tickets during its entire run. Note: In U.S. dollars, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 surpassed Ice Age: Continental Drift last weekend: $44.59 million vs. $44.5 million.

Also worth noting is that Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has remained at the top of the Brazilian box office for four consecutive weekends. That's longer than any other 2012 release, except for Joss Whedon's The Avengers, which also fourpeated.

Now, can Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner surpass The Avengers' Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo and Tom Hiddleston et al.? In terms of box office grosses, that seems unlikely as The Avengers cumed at $63.9 million, partly thanks to 3D surcharges. In number of tickets sales, however, The Avengers' 10.9 million figure theoretically remains within reach. But much like Breaking Dawn - Part 2's chances of passing the $300 million milestone in North America, it'll be an uphill climb for the final Twilight movie to surpass The Avengers in Brazil. Impossible? No. Highly unlikely? Yes.

Distributor Paris Filmes was initially expecting Breaking Dawn - Part 2 to sell 10 million tickets. It's unclear if that figure has been updated, but barring a steep drop in number of theaters this weekend and/or in the near future, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 shouldn't have too much trouble reaching that milestone in the next couple of months.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner lead Breaking Dawn - Part 2 cast

Besides Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 features Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Erik Odom, MyAnna Buring, Charlie Bewley, Joe Anderson, Elizabeth Reaser, Andrea Powell, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Billy Wagenseller, Nikki Reed, Omar Metwally, Mia Maestro, Guri Weinberg, Casey LaBow, Rami Malek, Jackson Rathbone, Maggie Grace, Bill Tangradi, and Kellan Lutz.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson photo: Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment.

Robert Pattinson Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn - Part 2 TwilightRobert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart: 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2.'

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn - Part 2 already the most popular Twilight movie at Brazilian box office

Dec. 7, '12, update: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been losing steam at the North American box office: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is expected to gross less than $10 million this weekend, possibly ending up in fourth or fifth place on the U.S. and Canada box office chart. In Brazil, however, within the next ten days the final installment in the Twilight movie franchise – which also stars Taylor Lautner – will quite possibly become the second most successful 2012 release. (Image:Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn - Part 2.)

As I've mentioned in a previous post (see further below), among the world's top film markets no country has embraced Breaking Dawn - Part 2 with as much gusto as Brazil. The final Twilight movie has already shattered Brazilian single-day and opening-weekend box office records – in ticket sales, which are the true measure of a movie's popularity. And with $41.53 million (as of last Sunday, Dec. 2), Brazil is currently Breaking Dawn - Part 2's second biggest international market (in US dollars), trailing only the United Kingdom ($50.24 million). For the record: down one slot at no. 3, Russia / CIS's cume currently stands at $41.02 million.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has easily surpassed its Twilight predecessors

After only a little over two weeks, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has already become the most popular Twilight movie in Brazil. For comparison's sake: Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight (starring only Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart) sold 1.88 million tickets; Chris Weitz's New Moon sold 5.99m; David Slade's Eclipse sold 6.32m; Bill Condon's Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (which is partly set in Brazil) sold 7.16 million in sixteen weeks; and Breaking Dawn - Part 2 sold an estimated 7.3 million as of last Sunday – including 708,000 tickets this past weekend. Notice that unlike in North America, each ensuing Twilight movie in Brazil reached a bigger audience than its predecessor.

So far this year, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is the third biggest box office hit in Brazil. Bella and Edward shouldn't have too much trouble surpassing the animated 3D movie Ice Age: Continental Drift (8.7 million tickets sold), while also leaving it behind in dollar figures ($44.5m). Having said that, it will take a miracle of vampirical proportions for Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner to surpass Joss Whedon / Chris Hemsworth's The Avengers – at least in terms of box office grosses ($63.9m). In number of tickets sales, The Avengers (10.9m) is within reach; it'll be an uphill climb, but not an impossible one.

Distributor Paris Filmes was at first expecting Breaking Dawn - Part 2 to sell 10 million tickets. In about three or four months, we'll find out if its expectations were on target.

Titanic: Brazil's most popular movie in 'history'

Brazil's current record holder in ticket sales remains James Cameron's Titanic. Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and Gloria Stuart, Titanic sold 17 million tickets back in 1998. The runners-up are the following:

  • Steven Spielberg / Roy Scheider's Jaws (1975) sold 13 million tickets
  • José Padilha / Wagner Moura's Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) sold 11.2 million
  • The Avengers (2012) sold $10.9m
  • Bruno Barreto / Sônia Braga's Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) sold 10.7m
  • John Guillermin / Paul Newman's The Towering Inferno (1974) sold 10.3m
  • Jerry Zucker / Patrick Swayze's Ghost (1990) sold 10m
  • Steven Spielberg / Henry Thomas' E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) sold 9.4m
  • Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thermeier's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) sold 9.2 million
  • James Cameron / Sam Worthington's Avatar sold 9.1m

Now, it's unclear – more research is needed – if pre-1974 international blockbusters such as Gone with the Wind, The Ten Commandments, The Robe, Ben-Hur, The Sound of Music, La Dolce Vita, A Man and a Woman, and The Godfather belong to the (unrecorded) pre-history of the Brazilian box office.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart topline Breaking Dawn - Part 2 cast

In addition to the aforementioned Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner, the Breaking Dawn - Part 2 cast includes Dakota Fanning, Charlie Bewley, Michael Sheen, Andrea Gabriel, Elizabeth Reaser, Noel Fisher, Peter Facinelli, Erik Odom, Ashley Greene, Angela Sarafyan, Nikki Reed, Omar Metwally, Mia Maestro, Rami Malek, Jackson Rathbone, Maggie Grace, Kellan Lutz, Billy Burke, Christian Camargo, and Lee Pace.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart photo: Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Twilight Breaking Dawn - Part 2'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2': Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Breaking Dawn - Part 2 to become Brazil's top-selling movie in 2012?

Nov. 30, '12, update: Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is a major blockbuster worldwide, having grossed more than $600 million in less than two weeks. Now, relatively speaking, among the world's top film markets no country has embraced the Twilight movie franchise's final installment as ardently as Brazil. (Image: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.)

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has already shattered Brazilian single-day and opening-weekend box office records – in ticket sales. In other words, inflation and 3D/IMAX surcharges don't play a role here. In US dollars, Brazil – with $33.61 million – is currently Breaking Dawn - Part 2's third biggest international market, trailing only the United Kingdom ($43.25 million) and Russia / CIS ($36.27 million).

By the end of its opening weekend, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 was already the seventh highest-grossing 2012 release at the Brazilian box office. One week later, it was no. 3 on the box office chart, having surpassed, among others, Marc Webb / Andrew Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man ($30.36 million) and Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale's The Dark Knight Rises ($27.09 million).

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 trailing Ice Age: Continental Drift and The Avengers

With 6.3 million tickets sold up to last Sunday, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 shouldn't have too much trouble surpassing the animated 3D movie Ice Age: Continental Drift (8.7 million), while also leaving it behind in dollar figures ($46.5 million). And even though Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner will not be able to dethrone Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans' The Avengers in terms of box office grosses ($63.9 million), they might – stress might – be able to surpass the 3D-enhanced Marvel heroes in number of tickets sold (10.9 million). That's certainly not impossible, and in case it happens, that'll mark another Breaking Dawn - Part 2 record at the Brazilian box office (this one for the year 2012).

Distributor Paris Filmes was at first expecting Breaking Dawn - Part 2 to sell 10 million tickets, or around 3 million more than Breaking Dawn - Part 1. It's unclear whether or not that figure has been revised. Brazil's current historic record holder in number of tickets sold remains James Cameron's Titanic. Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and veteran Gloria Stuart, Cameron's melodrama / disaster movie mélange sold 17 million tickets back in 1998. Needless to say, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has no chance of breaking that particular record.

For the record (no pun intended): Brazil's biggest homemade box office success of 2012 is Até que a Sorte nos Separe (Until Luck Do Us Part), also distributed by Paris Filmes. Directed by Roberto Santucci, and starring Leandro Hassum and Danielle Winits, the critically lambasted lowbrow comedy has taken in $16.21 million.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson on the Brazilian box office chart

Here's an update on Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson movies at the Brazilian box office: Besides Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Kristen Stewart has another entry among Brazil's top twenty movies (in US dollars); that's Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman, co-starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, and Sam Claflin, at no. 18 (down two slots since last week), with $12.26 million. And at no. 71 (also down two slots) with $1.6 million is Walter Salles' On the Road, in which Stewart is featured opposite Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley.

Starring Robert Pattinson, the David Cronenberg-directed Cosmopolis is found at no. 145 on the chart, with $259,750. Another Pattinson star vehicle, Bel Ami, is no. 176, with $108,443. Now, it's interesting that Bel Ami earned nearly as much in Brazil as it did in North America ($120,462), though, admittedly, the Nick Ormerod and Declan Donnellan-directed period drama also featuring Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, and Kristin Scott Thomas was available on VOD before it reached US screens.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson lead Breaking Dawn - Part 2 charge

In addition to Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, the Breaking Dawn - Part 2 cast includes Mackenzie Foy, Cameron Bright, Booboo Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Charlie Bewley, Jamie Campbell Bower, Michael Sheen, Christopher Heyerdahl, Julia Jones, Elizabeth Reaser, Noel Fisher, Andrea Gabriel, Peter Facinelli, Erik Odom, Marlane Barnes, Ashley Greene, Angela Sarafyan, Masami Kosaka, Nikki Reed, Mia Maestro, Jackson Rathbone, Omar Metwally, Kellan Lutz, Billy Burke, Maggie Grace, Lateef Crowder, Kiowa Gordon, Christian Camargo, Rami Malek, and Lee Pace.

Note: adorocinema.com was a good source for this piece.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson photo: Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment.

Nov. 20

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn - Part 2 TwilightRobert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2.'

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn - Part 2 breaks opening-weekend box office record in Brazil

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart star in Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the fifth and final installment in the immensely popular Twilight Saga movie franchise. True, Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which also stars Taylor Lautner, may have failed to (truly) break box office records – even Twilight box office records – in North America, but in Brazil, one of the movie series' biggest markets, it's a different story. (Image: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn - Part 2.)

In four days, approximately 3.1 million tickets – 2.1 million from Friday to Sunday – were sold at 1,213 Brazilian venues. That's a historical record in that country, easily surpassing the previous record holder, last year's Breaking Dawn - Part 1, which sold 1.79 million tickets (Fri-Sun). Note: Thursday, Nov. 15, was a Brazilian national holiday, but that doesn't make Breaking Dawn - Part 2's figures any less impressive.

Distributed by Paris Filmes, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 collected R$37 million over the four-day period, or US$17.58 million (as per Box Office Mojo; down from Summit's reported $19 million estimate). That's the Twilight movie's fifth biggest weekend box office gross after the U.S. and Canada ($141.06 million), the UK (est. $24.4 million), Russia / CIS (est. $20.3 million), and France ($17.88m). Note: Considering that average movie-ticket prices in Brazil are lower than in France or the UK (and possibly in Russia), chances are that more tickets were sold in Brazil than in the European countries.

Brazil: Three Twilight, Spider-Man movies among top ten opening weekends

For comparison's sake, the other movies on Brazil's top-ten opening-weekend chart – in tickets sales, the only accurate way of measuring a movie's popularity – are the following: Sam Raimi / Tobey Maguire / Kirsten Dunst's Spider-Man 3, with 1.71m; Joss Whedon / Chris Hemsworth / Chris Evans' The Avengers, with 1.68m; David Yates / Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, with 1.56m; and Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner's second Twilight movie, New Moon, with 1.41 million.

Also: Spider-Man 2, with $1.36m; José Padilha's Elite Squad: The Enemy Within / Tropa de Elite 2, the only Brazilian movie on the chart, with 1.3m; Spider-Man, with 1.29m; and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, with 1.25 million.

Clearly, the Twilight Saga and the Spider-Man movies have been quite popular with Brazilian moviegoers; both have three movies among the top ten opening weekends. Just as clearly, the Twilight movies are more popular – at least with opening-weekend moviegoers – as no less than two are among Brazil's top five. (Note: Eclipse opened on a Wednesday, selling 600,000 tickets; in all likelihood, that's why it's not included among Brazil's top ten opening weekends. The third Twilight movie had two days to blow off steam.)

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 to sell more tickets than The Avengers?

After four days, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is already the eighth biggest hit at the Brazilian box office. By next Monday, the Bill Condon-directed mix of romance, fantasy, and adventure will likely be either no. 5 – ahead of Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale's The Dark Knight Rises – or no. 6, right behind the Batman movie. Before the end of the year, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 could become the biggest 2012 hit at the Brazilian box office in number of tickets sold. However, in terms of box office grosses, it'll likely trail 3D releases The Avengers ($63.9m) and Ice Age: Continental Drift ($46.5m).

Paris Filmes was at first expecting the final Twilight movie to sell 10 million tickets, or about 3 million more than Breaking Dawn - Part 1. It's unclear whether that figure has been revised. Brazil's current box office record holder is James Cameron's blockbuster Titanic. Starring doomed lovers Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, Titanic sold 17 million tickets back in 1998.

I should add that Breaking Dawn - Part 1 finished its Brazilian run with $35.04 million, behind only two 3D-surcharge-boosted movies: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($35.69m) and Rio ($42.94m).

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 cast

Besides the eternal trio Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, the long, long roster of Breaking Dawn - Part 2 cast members includes Michael Sheen, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Mia Maestro, Christian Camargo, Rami Malek, Omar Metwally, Lee Pace, Casey LaBow, Angela Sarafyan, Masami Kosaka, Lisa Howard, Erik Odom, John Edward Lee, Patrick Brennan, Toni Trucks, and Joe Anderson.

Source: Cineclick.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn - Part 2 photo: Summit Entertainment.

Nov. 18

Kristen Stewart Bella Swan vampire Breaking Dawn - Part 2Kristen Stewart: Bella Swan the vampire in 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2.'

Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn - Part 2: Brazil box office record

Breaking Dawn - Part 2, featuring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, broke the single-day box office record in Brazil, where the final installment in the Twilight movies sold a reported 980,000 tickets (possibly to reach over 1 million tickets when final numbers are in) – far surpassing the previous single-day record held by David Yates / Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. (Image: Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan vampire Breaking Dawn - Part 2.)

The final Harry Potter movie sold 668,000 tickets on July 15, '11, during Brazil's mid-year school-holiday period. Now, admittedly, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 had some “holiday” help as well. The final Twilight movie opened in Brazil on Thursday, Nov. 15, which is a national holiday. Even so, the numbers are phenomenal. In fact, it's possible that Breaking Dawn - Part 2 may have also broken Brazil's opening-weekend box office record, but I haven't been able to find weekend ticket-sale figures.

Anyhow, according to Box Office Mojo Breaking Dawn - Part 2 scored an estimated $19 million in Brazil over its initial four-day period (Nov. 15-18). The South American nation was the final Twilight film's third biggest international market following the United Kingdom ($24.4 million) and Russia / CIS ($20.3 million).

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is already the seventh highest-grossing 2012 release at the Brazilian box office, and before December 31 should easily surpass nearly every other 2012 movie in that country, among them Marc Webb / Andrew Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man ($30.36 million) and Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale's The Dark Knight Rises ($27.09 million). The two possible exceptions are Ice Age: Continental Drift ($46.5 million) and the apparently unbeatable The Avengers ($63.9 million). We'll see.

Distributor Paris Filmes is optimistic. It's expecting Breaking Dawn - Part 2 to sell 10 million tickets, or about 3 million more than Breaking Dawn - Part 1. Brazil's current record holder is James Cameron's Titanic. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, Cameron's mix of romantic melodrama and disaster flick sold 17 million tickets.

Kristen Stewart on the Brazilian box office chart

I should add that Kristen Stewart has two movies on Brazil's top twenty box office chart. Besides Breaking Dawn - Part 2, there's Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman at no. 16, with $12.26 million. Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron co-star.

And at no. 69 is Walter Salles' On the Road, in which Stewart is featured opposite Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley. Salles' road movie collected a decent (for an arthouse film) $1.6 million – ahead of, for instance, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, the Channing Tatum / Rachel McAdams drama The Vow, Tatum and Jonah Hill's 21 Jump Street, and the 3D rerelease of George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 cast

Directed by Bill Condon (Kinsey, Dreamgirls) from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, besides the aforementioned Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 features, among regulars and newcomers, Mackenzie Foy, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, MyAnna Buring, Daniel Cudmore, Rami Malek, Omar Metwally, Jackson Rathbone, Andrea Gabriel, Lisa Howard, Erik Odom, Billy Wagenseller, Billy Burke, John Edward Lee, Patrick Brennan, Andrea Powell, and JD Pardo.

Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan vampire Breaking Dawn - Part 2 photo: Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment.

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13 Comments to 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2' Breaks Brazil Record, Top Six Movies Ever

  1. ellenj55

    I was one of the last people to read the Twilight Saga. But when I did I was hooked. I am a 63 retired Grandmother . I just love all the movies. My take on them is not the vampire world and the wolves. That to me was secondary. Its how Edward loved Bella. He risked everything for her because of his love. This is a great love story. I truly love Rob Pattinson, he's a terrific actor. I have every movie he's ever made. I suggest Cosmopolis because he was great in it. It's a strange weird movie, but the author is known for that. You won't see Edward Cullen in this movie. Rob is truly tested in this movie and really delivers. It's out on DVD buy it. Also Don Delillo s the author. Buy the book and read it. The movie is exactly like the book. Very good god movie.

  2. altfilmguide

    @Betty b

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  3. Betty b

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  5. sampa das

    To,
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  6. just me

    good:)

  7. oruko oguna

    That's just wow

  8. just me

    good:)

  9. patrice

    It was really interesting to learn about the Brazilian Box Office. I'm so proud of Twilight. It may have not broken midnight or weekend domestic sales but the bottom line is the total global box office. I think BD 2 will break that record.

  10. Kristen

    Romantic

  11. emma roning

    dont worry @just me, I agree with you

  12. just me

    i don't care about box-office anymore. Twilight made a history, our century wouldn't be complete without it as it wouldn't be the same without Harry Potter.. as silly as it may sound. it's real people's choice, whoever disagrees has to deal with it:)

  13. Bonboy

    Well good for Kristen, she still have tons of her fanbase in Brazil who's support all her movies from block buster to indie movie. It's fact!!!!!