Was filmed back to back with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011). Filming began on November 1, 2010 and wrapped on April 15, 2011. Filming took place on location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as well as in Vancouver, Canada.
To protect Mackenzie Foy on the set, Bill Condon had set up a swear jar where any cast and crew members caught swearing or uttering profanities were fined on the spot. The amount collected from the jar was donated to St. Jude's Children Hospital.
The scene screened for fans at Target stores during the release parties for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) was a 2 minute clip featuring Bella and Edward in their cottage after Alice and Jasper go into hiding.
On January 16, 2012, Target stores announced they were to screen an unnamed scene as the first sneak peek of Part 2 at the DVD release parties for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) on February 11, 2012.
On February 10, 2012 it was announced that the first trailer would be screened on March 23, 2012 before The Hunger Games (2012). Lionsgate will include the trailer on every print of The Hunger Games released to theaters.