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IN FIFTH WEEK SKYFALL RISES TO NO. 1 (Updated)

December 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a slow weekend at the box office, Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond thriller, rose to No. 1, pushing The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 to third place, behind the third week of the animated Rise of the Guardians. The numbers for each of the top three were nothing to cheer about. Skyfall […]

THE LAST TWILIGHT IS GLEAMING

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 did not, as many box-office pundits had predicted, set a new record for an opening weekend. It did not even set a new record for the Twilight franchise. (That’s held by 2009’s New Moon with $142.8 million.) But the $141.1 million that it earned nevertheless represents the […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: SKYFALL SETS BOND RECORD

November 18, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

While all eyes were focused on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 to see whether it would break box-office records (it didn’t; see separate item), Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond blockbuster, was continuing to rack up huge profits overseas, where, in its fourth week, it grossed an additional $49.6 million to bring its […]

NO TWILIGHT RECORD AS BREAKING DAWN 2 OPENS WITH $141M


November 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Question: when is a film’s weekend box-office gross of $141 million regarded in some quarters as a disappointment? Answer: when it’s the amount earned by the final installment of the Twilight saga, that’s when. Ticket sales for Breaking Dawn — Part 2 would have been hailed as spectacular if it had been any other film. […]

BREAKING DAWN — PT. 2 OPENS ABOUT FLAT WITH PT. 1

November 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As anticipated, Twilight finale Breaking Dawn — Part 2 opened big with 10:00 p.m. and midnight screenings on Thursday taking in an estimated $30.4 million. That’s about what Part 1 earned a year ago ($30.3 million), when it, too, opened on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Although the figure was huge when compared with similar Thursday-night […]

FORECAST: TWILIGHT VAMPIRES WILL BITE BOND

November 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s shaping up as the weekend that James Bond will be brought down by bloodsuckers, if overseas figures reported by Nikki Finke on her Deadline.com website are any sign. Finke, citing figures for four overseas markets where The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 opened earlier in the week, noted that the movie has […]

MOVIE TRADES AGREE: TWILIGHT FINALE WILL BE HUGE

November 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The three principal entertainment trade publications, Daily Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Britain’s Screen Daily have given high marks to the final Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn — Part 2, and are predicting record-breaking business for it this weekend. In Daily Variety, Justin Chang writes that the finale “clears a low bar to stand easily as […]

GET INTO SHAPE FOR A 10-HOUR TWILIGHT MARATHON

September 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fans of the Twilight movies will be breaking dusk during a ten-hour marathon at theaters on Nov. 15 — a Thursday — when Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn — Part 1 and the new Breaking Dawn — Part 2 will be screened consecutively at theaters throughout the country. The marathon will begin at roughly […]