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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 […]

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 […]

TWILIGHT CAST ON VMA SPECIAL — SANS STEWART

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It is not the first time a scandal has affected a studio’s marketing campaign, but Lionsgate is almost certainly finding it both challenging and awkward dealing with the one involving Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. The studio scored a major coup this week by managing to persuade the producers of the MTV Video […]

HUNGER GAMES EARNS $10.35 MILLION ON TUESDAY

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There was no let-up in demand for tickets for The Hunger Games on Tuesday. For the second weekday in a row sales topped $10 million. ($10.82 million on Monday, $10.35 million on Tuesday.) The film opened to strong but not overwhelming business overseas, with the U.K. leading the pack with $7.80 million. That made it […]

WHO’LL STAY AND WHO’LL GO IN LIONSGATE-SUMMIT MERGER?

March 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The success of Hunger Games coming so soon after Lionsgate acquired Summit Entertainment, the studio responsible for the Twilight franchise, has presented Lionsgate’s top executives with something of a quandary as they consider the new executive lineup of the combined company, the New York Post observed today (Tuesday). Who, for example, will be its next […]

HUNGER GAMES RAKES IN $68.3 MIL IN DEBUT (Update)

March 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games earned $68.3 million on Friday, Lionsgate said Saturday. The figure topped the loftiest expectations. Daily Variety said that it is now on track to earn more than $140 million for the weekend. (Earlier) Lions Gate Entertainment investors, who have seen their shares in the studio soar in recent weeks on expectations that […]

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