Twilight was directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Melissa Rosenberg. It centres on the development of a relationship between a human teenager, Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan, and Robert Pattinson’s vampire Edward Cullen, and the subsequent efforts of Edward and his family to keep Bella protected from another group of hostile vampires.
The film was released theatrically in November 2008.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon was directed by Chris Weitz. Like the first film, the screenplay was penned by Melissa Rosenberg. The film charts Bella Swan's deep depression until she forms a strong friendship with werewolf Jacob Black. Jacob and his tribe must save Bella from Victoria, a vampire hoping to avenge the death of her mate by murdering Bella. A misunderstanding occurs, and Edward believes Bella is dead. Edward seeks to commit suicide in Volterra, Italy. He is stopped by Bella who is accompanied by Edward's sister, Alice. They meet with the Volturi, a powerful coven of vampires, and are released on the grounds that Bella is turned into a vampire in the near future. Bella and Edward are reunited. She and the Cullens return to Forks, the home town of Bella.
The film was released theatrically in November 20, and set a vast number of records. It is currently the biggest advance-ticket seller on Fandango and it had the biggest midnight opening in domestic (United States and Canada) box office history, amassing an estimated $26.3 million. Its sequel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, smashed that record in June 2010, grossing $72.7 million on its opening day domestically, $709 Million Worldwide. It became the biggest single-day opening in domestic history. It is the eighth highest opening weekend in domestic history with $1.4 million.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn was directed by Bill Condon. Author Stephenie Meyer co-produced the film along, with Melissa Rosenberg penning the script. The book's plot was split into two films, the first of which was released on November 18, 2011.>