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AT $700 MILLION, LATEST TWILIGHT HASN’T REACHED SUMMIT YET

January 23, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

In its first major announcement since being acquired by Lionsgate a week earlier, Summit Entertainment said over the weekend that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 has now grossed an estimated $701.3 million worldwide, putting it on track to surpass The Twilight Saga: New Moon‘s $709.8 million. The original Twilight movie grossed $390.4 […]

ALL HALLOWS BREAKS LOOSE WITH $43.5 MILLION

July 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 shattered records Thursday night/Friday morning as midnight screenings of the movie earned $43.5 million, far and away the most ever earned for a midnight performance of any movie, anywhere. The previous record was set by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which earned $30 million in its midnight debut […]

TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE BIG WINNER AT MTV MOVIE AWARDS

June 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse eclipsed just about everything in sight at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night. It won the top three categories: best movie, best male performance (Robert Pattinson), and best female performance (Kristen Stewart). It also produced what is likely to be the top viral video of the night. When it was announced […]

ECLIPSE ECLIPSES ALL OTHERS AT PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

January 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It’s not likely to win the Oscar for best film — or even to garner a nomination — but The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was the People’s Choice winner for best overall movie Monday night. It also won for favorite drama, favorite onscreen team (Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson), and best actress (Stewart). Toy […]

WORLD CUP’S OVER; HOLLYWOOD TAKES OVER

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A backlog of Hollywood blockbusters pushed back by the World Cup in many overseas locations is now clearing out. Although DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek Forever After was released in a limited number of countries in May, it opened strongly in several European countries over the weekend with $52.2 million in total overseas ticket sales, making it […]

DESPICABLE? NOT!

July 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The only thing that could be considered despicable about Despicable Me was the prediction by box-office gurus on Friday that the movie would earn half of what it actually did. The Universal animated feature took in an estimated $60.1 million versus the $30-35 million that forecasters had expected. Meanwhile, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which had […]

“TWILIGHT” OPENS BRIGHT BUT ECLIPSED

July 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse “only” took in $82.5 million over the four-day Fourth of July holiday, Summit Entertainment, its producer, estimated on Monday. That would bring its total to $175.3 million since its opening last Wednesday. Both the weekend and six-day total were somewhat below predictions and less than the last Twilight movie, New Moon, […]

“TWILIGHT’S” BITE WORSE THAN ITS HYPE

July 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse took a $68.5-million bite out of the box office over the weekend, its studio estimated on Sunday, bringing its domestic total after five days to $162 million. But that figure is much less than the $173 million that Summit Entertainment had predicted it would make last week and falls short of […]

“ECLIPSE” CAN’T ECLIPSE “NEW MOON”

July 2, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse raked in $68.5 million in ticket sales domestically on Wednesday, but it did not eclipse the last Twilight movie, New Moon, which opened last November with $72.7 million. According to Summit Entertainment, its producer, the film went on to collect an additional $25 million on Thursday. Most analysts are now predicting […]

“PARANORMAL 2” TRAILER PULLED FROM TEXAS THEATERS

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount said on Wednesday that some Texas theaters had pulled the trailer for the upcoming Paranormal Activity 2 after receiving numerous complaints from patrons that the movie was too scary. The trailer began running in theaters in front of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on Wednesday. The PA2 trailer was also posted on YouTube and is […]

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