The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 took R10.9 million in 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 a Friday and Saturday.
In its first three days at local cinemas, the film has been seen by more than 275 000 people.
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 final instalment of The Twilight Saga, directed by Academy Award-winner Bill Condon, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic.
Finally a vampire
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, new-born 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 tale of love, family, courage, empowerment, and destiny. Based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling book series, the novels and films constitute a full-blown cultural phenomenon with a dedicated global fan base.
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