PVR Pictures all set to release Breaking Dawn-Part 2 on 23 November

MUMBAI: PVR Pictures is all set to release Breaking Dawn- Part 2, the final instalment of The Twilight Saga in India on 23 November.

The fifth and last film in the blockbuster vampire series is being eagerly awaited in India and is expected to better the box office records of the previous four films in the series so far.

The film has already scored best weekend opening worldwide and in the history of the franchise, thanks to massive international business.

Said PVR Pictures President Kamal Gianchandani, "The Twilight Saga has been a resounding success for everyone involved with the film. Whether it‘s the leading stars or the cult status that the book has achieved, it is all thanks to the film‘s universal appeal. With its huge global opening of $ 340.9 million, we are looking forward to a similar response to the film here in India as well."

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 topped the worldwide weekend box office with $340.9 million opening, including $141.3 million domestically from 4,070 theaters and $199.6 million internationally from 61 markets.

Directed by Bill Condon, Breaking Dawn 2 returns Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in the lead roles for a final time. Breaking Dawn 2 has drawn tremendous response from audiences globally, having captured the attention of teenagers, men, women and elders alike with each passing film. Breaking Dawn: Part 2 is easily among one of the most awaited Hollywood films in India, expected to surpass domestic box office records for all overseas films releasing this year.

In North America, Breaking Dawn 2 opened ahead of the $138.1 million grossed by The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 on the same weekend last year. Overseas, Breaking Dawn 2 opened well ahead of previous Twilight films in almost every territory.

The franchise has so far yielded over $2.5 billion worldwide, half of it coming from American theatres.

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