Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight series, will set a record tomorrow when it will open in more theaters in North America than any other film in Hollywood history.
<Blockquote>The current number for Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight Saga franchise opening Wednesday is 4,416 theaters in North America. That passes Iron Man 2 which scored 4,380 venues. No word yet on the number of locations screening the film at 12:01 AM tomorrow.
Source: Deadline Hollywood
It's been announced that Breaking Dawn will not just be one movie, but will be broken into two!
Summit Entertainment officially announced its decision to split the final "Twilight" adaptation, "Breaking Dawn," into two separate movies, says the Hollywood Reporter. The move makes sense for anyone familiar with the novels, since "Breaking Dawn" the book is somewhere in the neighborhood of 730 pages long.
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WHAA??? Did anyone see this coming?
Stephenie Meyer announced today the upcoming release of a new "novella" titled The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. And what's more? She's going to make the whole book available to read for FREE online.
Seriously awesome stuff; here's what Stephenie says about it:
Actually, this has been a surprise to me, too. The reason why it's a surprise was that I never intended to publish this story as a stand-alone book. I began this story a long time ago—before Twilight was even released. Back then I was just editingEclipse, and in the thick of my vampire world. I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another. I started writing from Bree's perspective about those final days, and what it was like to be a newborn.
This story was something that I worked on off and on for a while, just for fun, in between the times I was writing or editing other Twilight novels. Later, when the concept for The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide came up, I thought that might be a good place for Bree. Her story is a nice complement to Eclipse; it explains a lot of the things that Bella never knew.
Then I got the news: my "short story" was nearly 200 pages long when typeset. It was too long to fit into the Guide—without ending up with a tome as heavy as the Oxford English Dictionary. My publisher approached me with the idea of releasing the Bree story on its own. One of the major benefits of this plan was that it would be out before the movie, so people would get to know Bree before they saw her in the film. That made sense to me, and we decided to go ahead with it.
Read the rest of the information on Stephenie's site. SO EXCITED!!!
Moviefone, as well as other outlets, are reporting that 'New Moon' broke the record for opening day sales.
'New Moon' raked in $72.7 million on Friday in 4,024 theaters, topping the previous opening day best, 'The Dark Knight's' $67.2 on July 18, 2008, according to a report in Variety.
The first-day box office totals were aided by midnight showings in 3,514 theaters, which generated $26.3 million. The numbers tell of a 100 percent gain for 'New Moon' over the opening of 'Twilight,' which made $36 million on its first day en route to a three-day weekend of $69.6 million.
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The Los Angeles Times has been talking to people who have been watching the ticket sales today for New Moon:
By 5 p.m., the movie had already sold more than $50 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada. When evening shows are included, the total will likely be more than $70 million, the people said.
Given the huge amount of pent-up interest among fans, who are rushing out to theaters on opening day, ticket sales are expected to drop significantly on Saturday and Sunday. Nonetheless, a total weekend gross of more than $110 million is all but certain and more than $120 million is very possible. That would give “New Moon” the biggest weekend gross for any movie this year and make it one of the top five pictures of all time at the domestic box office, not accounting for ticket price inflation.
Official numbers from Summit are in!
Summit has announced that The Twilight Saga: New Moon has officially set a new all-time midnight box office record, taking in $26.27M from 3514 theaters.
This shatters The Dark Knight’s $18.4M midnight debut for a 3-day weekend. It also easily surpasses the all-time record for midnight showings which was held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which took in $22.2M on a Tuesday night on its way to a 5-day weekend total of $158M. The Dark Knight went on to take in $67.17M that opening day, dropped 29.1% from Friday to Saturday to bring in another $47.65M, and ended with $43.6M on Sunday for an opening weekend total of $158.4M.