Hey friend! If you‘re a Twilight super fan like me, you may be wondering just how long it will take to binge-watch the entire saga from start to finish. From my research and experience re-watching the vampire romance series countless times, I‘ve got all the data you need to plan an epic movie marathon!
To watch all 5 major Twilight films back-to-back, it takes approximately 10 hours and 8 minutes.
Here’s a quick rundown of each movie‘s runtime:
|2 hours 1 minute
|2 hours 10 minutes
|2 hours 4 minutes
|Breaking Dawn Pt. 1
|1 hour 57 minutes
|Breaking Dawn Pt. 2
|1 hour 55 minutes
But before we get into the best streaming options and marathon tips, let’s take a deeper look into the enthralling world of Forks, Washington and the immortal vampire-human romance that spawned bestselling books, blockbuster films, and billions of fans like us.
A Look Back at the Cultural Phenomenon of Twilight
It’s hard to believe it’s been over 14 years since Twilight first captured the hearts and imaginations of millions globally. When the first Twilight film hit theaters in November 2008, it opened to a staggering $69.6 million box office weekend. At the time, it marked the biggest opening ever for a female director (Catherine Hardwicke) and became a surprise pop culture hit.
What followed was Twilight fever – a vampire and werewolf-obsessed fan frenzy that led to each sequel outperforming the last. Here’s a quick look at how the saga shaped up by the box office numbers:
- Twilight – $393 million worldwide box office
- New Moon – $709 million worldwide
- Eclipse – $698 million worldwide
- Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 – $712 million worldwide
- Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 – $829 million worldwide
All in all, the five films have grossed over $3.3 billion globally based on box office receipts. With stats like these, it’s clear that Twilight wasn’t just another YA supernatural romance. It was a force of nature led by Kristen Stewart’s Bella and Robert Pattinson’s Edward.
In the years since, Twilight continues to captivate old and new fans. This is evident from the over 200 million copies of Stephenie Meyer‘s books sold worldwide. Not to mention, the films remain a staple on streaming platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu year after year.
There’s just something magical about the story of an ordinary girl falling for a brooding vampire boy with ice-cold skin and a warm, beating heart. As Meyer once said, “I do not think life is about making the right choices. I think it’s about making choices and dying to live with the consequences.” This poignant ideology shines through the characters we fell in love with across the five films.
Reliving Twilight Movie Nostalgia in 2022
In the latter half of 2022, fans have felt Twilight fever rising yet again.
In August, the saga celebrated its 14th anniversary. Diehard fans rejoiced across social media, sharing their favorite memories and moments from the films.
Top tweets included “Still missing teen melodrama like Twilight. No cap they were iconic movies” and “Forever wishing I could go back to 2008 to experience Twilight in theaters again for the first time.”
In September, author Stephenie Meyer finally released her long-awaited companion novel Midnight Sun, retelling Twilight from Edward’s perspective. Its release topped bestseller charts, showing the characters continue striking a chord today. Fans immediately began campaigning for it to be adapted into a new film.
And just last month in October, the 2009 soundtrack song “Meet Me On The Equinox” by Death Cab for Cutie re-entered Billboard charts at #14. This resurgence shows Twilight music still feeds viewers‘ nostalgia.
Overall, data indicates Twilight fandom is still going strong entering 2023. And what better way for super fans to celebrate than revisiting the films that started it all?
How and Where to Watch The Twilight Saga in 2022
Luckily, streaming the Twilight movies today couldn’t be easier. Here are the best viewing options:
The #1 choice is Netflix – all five major Twilight films are currently available to stream on there as of November 2022. For fans who already have a Netflix subscription, it is by far the most convenient place to watch the saga. No renting, buying, or switching between services required.
Amazon Prime Video
For Prime members, the Twilight films can be rented or bought digitally through Amazon Video. Renting in HD costs around $3.99 per movie while buying ranges from $9.99-$14.99 per film.
Apple TV & Google Play
The movies are also available for digital rental or purchase on platforms like Apple TV and Google Play for similar per title prices.
This Walmart-owned streaming service has the entire Twilight collection available for digital rental at $3.99 per movie or digital purchase starting at $9.99 each.
Surprisingly, YouTube has the full saga available as well. You can rent the films individually in HD for $3.99 or buy them digitally starting at $12.99 per movie.
DVDs & Blu-Ray
Of course, physical media fans can buy DVD or Blu-Ray copies to own. Complete series box sets typically run $25-$35 for DVD and $30-$45 for Blu-ray. Your local library may also let you check out the movies for free if you don’t want to buy or stream them!
Tips for Hosting the Ultimate Twilight Marathon
Once you’ve decided where to watch, it’s time to start planning your Twilight marathon festivities! Here are my top tips for hosting an unforgettable saga viewing party:
Pick Some Dates
Since the total runtime lands around 10 hours, split the marathon over 2-5 days to make it more manageable. Hosting an all-day Saturday viewing of the first 2-3 films before finishing with a Sunday viewing of the rest is a fun weekend idea.
Make Twilight-Themed Treats
Cookies or cupcakes iced with black and red frosting are simple, iconic treats. Fry up some mushrooms and garlic “vampire bites” for appetizers. And definitely serve dark red punch or wine coolers as drinks!
Create Fun Decorations
Use strings of fairy lights, candles, and black and red tablecloths to give your screening space that brooding Twilight vibe. Print out photos of the cast or film posters for extra decor too.
Dress Up as Your Favorite Characters
Whether you go casual in Bella’s flannel and jeans or glam as Alice Cullen, dressing up brings out the festive and nostalgic spirit! Assign each guest a character to embody for more fun.
Make It Interactive
Print out Twilight trivia or discussion questions to chat about between films. Bring Twilight scene props and have guests reenact parts. And finish off the marathon with a group midnight screening of the first film for nostalgia!
Go All Out with Location
If you’re willing to splurge, renting a cabin in the woods or an AirBnB modeled after the Cullens’ house will fully immerse you in the world of Forks!
No matter how you choose to celebrate, a Twilight marathon lets you relive the magic with fellow fans. And knowing it takes about 10 hours total to rewatch everything helps plan the perfect vampire-loving party!
FAQs About Twilight Movies and Books
To wrap up, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about all things Twilight:
How long are the Twilight books?
The page count of the original four books is:
- Twilight: 498 pages
- New Moon: 563 pages
- Eclipse: 629 pages
- Breaking Dawn: 756 pages
So the complete series totals over 2,400 pages! Each book takes the average reader between 6-12 hours to finish.
How old was Kristen Stewart in Twilight vs now?
Kristen Stewart was 17 years old when filming the first Twilight movie as Bella Swan in 2008. Today in 2022, Kristen is 32 years old.
Is Midnight Sun a movie?
Not yet! Midnight Sun is still only a novel retelling Twilight from Edward’s view as of now. But if it continues selling well, demands for a film adaptation will likely grow.
Will there be a Twilight 6 movie?
No concrete plans for future films have been announced. But with Stephanie Meyer releasing new books like Midnight Sun and the hype around the 14th anniversary, some fans still hope to see more movies one day!
Get Lost in Twilight Again
Friend, I hope this guide gets you pumped to reenter the world of vampires, werewolves, and eternal romance through a Twilight marathon! Sink your teeth into all five films easily with the streaming tips and party ideas I laid out here. Whether you make it a solo viewing or dazzle your friends with a themed bash, these movies will rekindle your Twihard passion!
Let me know if you have any other saga questions. And as always, remember to avoid sports, carry pepper spray, and watch out for speeding vans in parking lots (trust me on that last one)!