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The Twilight Saga (film series)

The Twilight Saga (film series)
The special edition two disc Twilight DVD cover
Film information
NameThe Twilight Saga film series
Directed byTwilight (2008 film)Twilight:
Catherine Hardwicke
The Twilight Saga: New MoonNew Moon:
Chris Weitz
The Twilight Saga: EclipseEclipse:
David Slade
The Twilight Saga: Breaking DawnBreaking Dawn:
Bill Condon
Produced byWyck Godfrey
Greg Mooradian
Twilight, New Moon &

Mark Morgan
Eclipse & Breaking Dawn:
Karen Rosenfelt
Breaking Dawn:
Stephenie Meyer
Written byScreenplays:
Melissa Rosenberg
Stephenie Meyer
StarringKristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson
Taylor Lautner
Peter Facinelli
Elizabeth Reaser
Ashley Greene
Kellan Lutz
Nikki Reed
Jackson Rathbone
Dakota Fanning
Music byTwilight & Breaking Dawn:
Carter Burwell
New Moon:
Alexandre Desplat
Howard Shore
Distributed bySummit Entertainment
Release dateTwilight:
November 21, 2008
New Moon:
November 20, 2009
June 30, 2010
Breaking Dawn: Part 1:
November 18, 2011
Breaking Dawn: Part 2:
November 16, 2012
Running timeTotal (3 films):
375 minutes
CountryUnited States
BudgetTotal (3 films):
Gross revenueTotal (3 films):

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'The Twilight Saga' is a series of supernatural romance fantasy films from Summit Entertainment based on the four Twilight series novels by the American author Stephenie Meyer. The films star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. The series has grossed over $1.8 billion in worldwide receipts and consists, to date, of three motion pictures. The first installment Twilight was released on November 21, 2008. The second installment, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, followed on November 20, 2009, breaking box office records as the biggest midnight screening and opening day in history, grossing an estimated $72.7 million. The third installment, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, was released on June 30, 2010, and is the first Twilight film to be released in IMAX.

The series was in development since 2004 at Paramount Pictures, during which time a screen adaptation of Twilight that differed significantly from the novel was written. Three years later, Summit Entertainment acquired the rights to the film. After Twilight grossed $35.7 million on its opening day, Summit Entertainment announced they would begin production on New Moon; they had acquired the rights to the remaining novels earlier that same month. A two-part adaptation of Breaking Dawn began shooting in November 2010 with November 18, 2011, and November 16, 2012, release dates.

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