It will be the end of an era for many young women at the box office this weekend, as the
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2," the fifth and final installment in the massively popular series based on
That would be the biggest opening ever for a movie in the series, whose biggest domestic hit to date is 2009's "New Moon," which launched with $142.8 million.
The final movie has stars
Roughly 2,000 fans camped out to watch Pattinson, Stewart and fellow co-star
While "Part 1" hits theaters at midnight on Friday, "Part 2" will open in around 2,000 locations at 10 p.m. on Thursday. Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment, which spent $120 million to produce the film, decided to release the movie a few hours earlier to capitalize on business from moviegoers who prefer not to head to the muliplex in the middle of the night.
The four “Twilight” films have collected $1.1 billion worldwide. The series is currently the tenth biggest franchise ever, behind properties like "
After a strong opening in 11 theaters last weekend,
This weekend will test whether or not the well-reviewed period saga can appeal to a wide enough crowd to make the $65-million budgeted movie a hit.
In limited release, the dramedy
Another buzzed-about title,