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‘The Twilight Saga’ by the numbers

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'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' (Photo: Summit Entertainment)

Over the past four years the "Twilight" series has made a staggering $2.5 billion. But that's not the only stat worth reporting. Take a look at "Twilight" by the numbers:

-The four top-earning teen romance films of all time are all four "Twilight" films. "Save the Last Dance" (2001) and "Step Up" (2006) come in at a distant 5th and 6th place, respectively.

-The entire "Twilight" film series thus far represents the highest earning vampire films of all time, followed by "Hotel Transylvania" (2012) and "Van Helsing" (2004), respectively.

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-Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are the on-screen/off-screen couple who have had the most box office pull -- easily beating Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who starred together in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (2005).

-Dr. Carlisle Cullen (played by Peter Facinelli) made Forbes' 2012 list of highest earning fictional characters. Is he really worth $36.3 billion!?

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-Series creator Stephenie Meyer, a stay-at-home mom, hadn't written even one book professionally before "Twilight." She first typed up her initial story about a young woman and a vampire following a vivid dream she had about the tale. Incidentally, it only took her three months to write the first book.

-"Breaking Dawn" the book, which has been broken up into two movies, sold a record-breaking 1.3 million copies in one day.

-More than 5,000 guys auditioned for the part of Edward.

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-"Twilight"-related searches are understandably up on Yahoo! as the release of the final film nears. In the past seven days, searches for "stephanie meyer" (yes, misspelled) are up 371 percent followed by "breaking dawn movie," which is up 150 percent.

-But how do individual cast member searches rank, you ask? In the past seven days, here is their ranking:
1 kristen stewart
2 robert pattinson
4 taylor lautner
5 nikki reed
6 ashley greene
7 peter facinelli
8 kellan lutz
9 jackson rathbone
10 elizabeth reaser

-In preparation for the release of "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," 2,200 people from all over the world registered to camp out for five days in Los Angeles near the location of the world premiere of the film, according to Summit Entertainment.

-While no "Twilight" movie has individually earned more than the first "Hunger Games" installment domestically, "Eclipse," "New Moon," and "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" have each earned more worldwide than "The Hunger Games."

-"New Moon" holds the record of top all-time opening weekends in November, followed by "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" -- beating out four "Harry Potter" films!

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" opens in theaters November 16. Yahoo! Movies is live-streaming the red carpet premiere on Monday November 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 4:30 p.m. PT. The online event will incorporate fan participation through Yahoo! Movies' various social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.

Watch Stewart, Pattinson and the rest of the 'Twilight' gang talk to Yahoo! Movies about 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2':
Insider Access: 'Twilight' Cast Talk 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

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