'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' two-parter expected to cost $263 million, pull in $1.2 billion
Citing "confidential documents," The Wrap reports that there's a new breakdown of cost for Summit's two-part "Twilight" franchise-ending "Breaking Dawn." And it is expensive.
Instead of the initial $200 million estimated price tag, the double feature is expected to set the studio back $263 million. That number might look daunting, but it's a lot easier to stomach considering the studio also expects the two films to rake in $1.2 billion.
You heard us, Austin Powers. $1.2 billion.
Under $300 million is pretty reasonable for a guaranteed blockbuster these days -- especially if it's broken into two different releases -- but it's pretty hilarious considering the first "Twilight" cost only $37 million when it was released in 2008.