‘Breaking Dawn — Part 2′ Threatens to Break ‘Twilight’ Records

Todd Gilchrist / October 25, 2012

Clutch the pearls! Less than a month before it opens, the final Twilight movie has already begun to conquer the box office.

Advance ticket sales for Breaking Dawn — Part 2 leading up to its November 16 release have already cracked the record books, Deadline.com reported Thursday. Advance tickets are 16% ahead of the numbers set a year ago by Breaking Dawn — Part 1. The tickets went on sale for the film on October 1, and Deadline reported that advance ticket retailer Fandango is attributing 36% of its overall ticket sales for the week to Breaking Dawn.

Consequently, it’s no surprise that current audience awareness is higher for this film than for any of the previous Twilight installments.

Breaking Dawn is even tracking better than James Bond. Skyfall, 007’s 23rd film, is at a 72% awareness amongst moviegoers, while Bella and Edward are at 88%.

Summit Entertainment, which has released every film in the Twilight series, also believes Breaking Dawn: Part 2 will most likely surpass Part 1’s opening weekend haul of $138.1 million.

So unless you’re a fan of the series, you may want to avoid the multiplex come November 16. Or at the very least, wear some garlic.

Have you already bought tickets for  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2? Let us know in the comments below if you’ll be first in line for the Nov. 16 opening (or if you’re in line already).

Watch the film’s trailer below.

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