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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 impresses critics and accountants with the biggest haul of the series, prompting rumours of more films

The final film in the Twilight series has debuted with the highest opening of the series so far, an impressive $340.9m (£214m) worldwide.

The gargantuan haul for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which sees Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson star as Bella Cullen (née Swan) and her bloodsucking love Edward for the final time, also achieved the eighth highest opening in box office history. It was particularly successful outside the Us, where it picked up almost $200m in 61 countries. Bill Condon's film took a slightly lower total in North America, $141.3m, than predecessor New Moon managed in 2009.

Despite its large take, Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has some way to go before it can challenge 2012's most successful films at the box office. The Avengers leads with $1.51bn and »

- Ben Child

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