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'Twilight Saga' movie marathon to usher in 'Breaking Dawn' finale

September 10, 2012|By Oliver Gettell
  • Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Foy, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner star in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn --Part 2."
Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Foy, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner star… (Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment )

It's unlikely that the famously devoted fans of the "Twilight" series will need to refresh their memories or stoke their ardor before the official Nov. 16 release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," the final film in the series. Even so, Twi-hards will have the opportunity to spend around eight hours catching up with Bella, Edward, Jacob and the gang via an all-day theatrical "Twilight" movie marathon on Nov. 15, Summit Entertainment announced today.

The marathon, to be held in theaters nationwide, will comprise the four films in the franchise to date: "Twilight," "New Moon," "Eclipse" and "Breaking Dawn — Part 1." For the uninitiated, the saga tells the story of Bella, a young woman (Kristen Stewart) caught up in a love triangle with the handsome vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and the hunky werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner).

Attendees will be also be treated to additional interstitial content and a souvenir lanyard, and the marathon will culminate with 10 p.m. screenings of the "Breaking Dawn — Part 2" finale.

Like its predecessors, "Breaking Dawn — Part 2" is expected to be a massive hit (according to the website Box Office Mojo, the previous four films have combined to rake in more than $1 billion at the box office). It remains to be seen whether Stewart's recent cheating scandal and subsequent breakup with costar Pattinson will have any impact on the film's popularity, although at this point it seems unlikely that anything could derail the "Twilight" juggernaut.

According to Summit, details regarding locations, screening times and tickets for the marathon will be announced soon.

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