Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg got an extra gift this holiday season. With The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 continuing its blockbuster run in theaters around the world -- $647.3 million in grosses and counting -- Rosenberg has become the highest-grossing female screenwriter in Hollywood, with more than $2.56 billion in worldwide revenue.
In the last two weeks, the total grosses for movies Rosenberg has written surpassed those ofLinda Woolverton, whose 20-year career had its biggest hit in 2010 with the Tim Burton-directed Alice in Wonderland adaptation. That Disney release cleared the billion-dollar mark ($1.024 billion) and stands as the ninth-highest-grossing movie of all time. The Lion King, which Woolverton also co-wrote, is now 14th on that list thanks to a recent 3D re-release, with $945.6 million in worldwide revenue. Combined with her other produced work, those movies contribute the lion’s share of Woolverton’s $2.39 billion total.....
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) - $647.3m worldwide (and counting)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) - $698.5m worldwide
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) - $709.8m worldwide
Twilight (2008) - $392.6m worldwide
Step Up (2006) - $114.2m worldwide
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