Monday, November 30, 2009
Not sure if the Canadian Burger King's are in on this promo. I would like to hope so. Anyway, in New Moon, there's not a whole lot of product placement, but the most obvious (besides Virgin Airlines) is the BK bag sitting on a trash can outside the movie theatre.
Burger King's "New Moon" promotion is when you purchase a 6pk of Burger Shots value meal, you receive a free fan pack filled with "Twilight Saga: New Moon" collectible cards & offers. Personally I wouldn't mind having a Team Edward water bottle. **NOTE: The water bottles are available online only for $9.99USD and they don't take PayPal**
Robert Pattinson Calls Taylor Lautner's Transformation 'Strange' 'I was like, 'Jeez, now I have to go to the gym!' ' the 'New Moon' star recalls
With "New Moon" still riding high at the box office and poised to become one of the highest-grossing films of the year — if not all time — the world can't seem to get enough of Robert Pattinson. It's a good thing, then, that our pals over at MTV Radio recently spoke with the "Twilight" heartthrob.
Last week, we brought you RPattz's thoughts on romances, both onscreen and off. Now, as those Thanksgiving leftovers wear thin, we're happy to dish out part two of that interview, featuring some yummy tidbits on Rob's 90-year-old fans, jealousy over Taylor's bod, and his New Year's resolution to be less self-deprecating.
MTV: Taylor Lautner's transformation between the movies is now the stuff of legend. Tell us about the first time you saw him and what you thought.
Robert Pattinson: I didn't see Taylor until just a little bit before we started shooting ["New Moon"]. When he came back, I had the same reaction as everybody else. I was like, "Jeez, now I have to go to the gym!" But yeah, it was strange. This one was weird, because I hardly did any scenes with Taylor. We did the scenes at the beginning and scenes at the end [together], and he had his entire story line develop without me being around, which is interesting, because I had no idea where his performance was going. So it wasn't really a competition or anything; it was all independent. Whereas in "Eclipse," we're doing scenes together all the time with Bella.
MTV: Who is your favorite movie vampire of all time?
Pattinson: Wow, I don't really know. I always think of the wrong people. I always think Christian Slater in "Interview With a Vampire," but he's not the vampire — he's the interviewer! I really like Wesley Snipes [in the "Blade" movies]. I think Wesley Snipes is great.
MTV: Out of all the "Twilight" stars, you seem to do the fewest interviews. Why is that?
Pattinson: I think it's such a risky thing doing interviews. I try to limit the amount of interviews I do, because no one is that interesting, especially when you're not really saying anything. I don't particularly want to be some kind of character in society or whatever. So I guess the only thing you can do is do jobs and see if people respond to that.
MTV: You tease yourself as "not saying anything," and a lot of people see you as being self-deprecating. Are you?
Pattinson: I'm always told that I don't really know who I am, so hopefully I won't compartmentalize myself because of that. I am just completely ignorant of [how others perceive me]. I've never really struggled with anything up until recently. I've got to stop being so self-depreciating, because people are starting to believe it. They're like, "Yeah, that guy is an idiot." So I've tried to stop doing that.
MTV: What was the last fan interaction that really made you laugh?
Pattinson: I always find it funny when older people come up. There was a woman who came up to me the other day who must have been in her 90s! And she said all this stuff; it's very unusual. And they say exactly the same things as 12-year-old girls! That is kind of bizarre.
Friday, November 27, 2009
On a balmy autumn day in Vancouver, Canada, a young man is longing for a walk outside in the sunshine, and deciding against it.
Far easier for him to stay in his hotel room, cocooned in five-star luxury, with a cellphone that has run out of charge, safe at least from the girls chanting his name outside.
Robert Pattinson, 23, from Barnes in southwest London, ought still to be one of Hollywood's beautiful dreamers, moving up the ranks of movie acting, enjoying his American adventure, his guitar, his good looks. Instead he lives in danger of being trampled in a stampede of teen love. He plays the vampire Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga, the biggest books-to-screen phenomenon since Harry Potter - in which, by the way, Pattinson was Cedric Diggory, heroic golden boy and victim of Voldemort. Boy, his life has changed since Hogwarts.
In Canada, he is shooting Eclipse, the third of Stephenie Meyer's quartet of novels. The second, New Moon, was released this month in a publicity extravaganza that involved shutting down New York's Times Square. The last time the actor was there, the square was also closed to traffic, for an event only marginally more fascinating to the world: the election victory of Barack Obama. We talk on the phone. Even now, a year afterTwilight's release, Pattinson sounds utterly stunned by the hysteria swirling around him.
"It's been a little frightening," he laughs, a sort of embarrassed chuckle, the sound of someone negotiating the best bit of luck they have ever had, not wanting to sound blasé or overexcited. "In England, no one had heard of the series when I went for the audition, so it has been a total, utter surprise. The change to my everyday life is so extreme. Before this, I was used to working 10 days a year. Originally, I did a three-picture deal, but I wasn't even really thinking about that . I had no idea I'd still be working on it now."
Does the poor boy, who still calls London home, feel he has to hide? "I tend to stay in the hotel because where I'm staying is publicised all the time. There's always a bunch of people outside. I can't really be in Los Angeles now at all. It's not that the fans are threatening, but the paparazzi follow me all night." This hounding can evoke an absurd sympathy, considering the kid's fortune and prospects. But then he brightens, telling me he was buying a guitar the other day and had to spell his name 12 times, and the guy still didn't twig. "I loved that."
When he read the first script, he had no idea how to play it. "I thought Bella, the heroine, would be a damsel in distress and I'd have to be the alpha-male hero type, so I thought I was never going to get it. But then they cast Kristen Stewart and she's not really like that, so I realised there was a different way to play Edward, to show his vulnerability." Could he get trapped and find it hard to move on to different sorts of roles?
"It worries me, because the whole Twilight thing keeps getting bigger and bigger, and now it's so big, even my own ego can't cope with it. A certain amount of success you can mentally deal with, but there's a point where you think: 'Jesus Christ, what is this? I'm not that great!' I just wanted to make an American film, and I wanted it to be relatively good and to be good in it. I have never pushed to do anything . As soon as you start going to the gym every day and try to look like a movie star, you're going down a worrisome track." He laughs. "Being an English guy, you get a lot more breaks. You're allowed to look a little worse. It's that thing about English teeth."
To say New Moon is eagerly awaited is like saying the Pope could use a miracle. Moreover, it promises to be twice as hormonally charged as Twilight, since it offers two poster boys for the price of one.
Is Pattinson embarrassed to have millions of girls in love with him? "The only time it's embarrassing is when you do a photo shoot and people try to force you to look clean-cut," he says. "When they use pictures where you're smiling sweetly and having your hair brushed, because that's not what you want to be known for. I don't really know why the girls love the movie so much. The series has become a bit of a cult. People like being part of the club. They're obsessed."
~~ Thanks to ROBsessed for this
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Fact #1: It's Darker
The brand new poster for Eclipse (above) hints at a darker tone with its brooding storm clouds. With 30 Days of Night director David Slade at the helm, it's unsurprising. "Every movie is different because we work with a different director on each one, which I love," Taylor Lautner tells RT. "David Slade is perfect for the third film because it's darker. Eclipse was my favourite book."
Ashley Greene, who plays vampire Alice, tells RT that Slade isn't just a prince of darkness. "David is actually hysterical," she laughs, "He has such a dry sense of humour that sometimes you don't know if he's kidding or not. Eclipse will be amazing because he has made it far edgier and more dramatic. It's going to look very cool."
Fact #2: There Will Be Less "Love Story" and More "War"
"Eclipse isn't as intimate as Twilight or New Moon," Robert Pattinson explains to us. "We're at war, so I get to interact with more characters, not just Kristen. You'll also find out more about the other members of the Cullen family. It just feels bigger." But -- fear not, Twihards -- that isn't to say the love story is cast aside altogether. "New Moon set up a love triangle with Bella, Edward and Jacob," says Lautner. "So we explore that further in Eclipse. It's a tough situation for all of them because Bella is torn between two guys, Jacob can't get the girl that he loves and then there's Edward, with all of his issues."
Fact #3: The Werewolves Will Crank Up the Sex Appeal
"We all know the appeal of the vampire family," says Nikki Reed, who plays vampire Rosalie. "But the werewolf boys are on a whole different level. They interact with a youthful, playful, comfortable warmth. It's very sexy."
As for Pattinson, he admits that his personal jealousy about Taylor Lautner's newly-ripped physique actually comes in handy for the role. "In Eclipse, Taylor and I have lots of scenes together where we have to be jealous and petty with each other," he says. "So it helps that I actually do feel inadequate when I see his body, especially because he's younger than me. He fulfills every criteria of what teenage girls want, physically, in a guy. I felt like a had to prove myself against him."
Fact #4: There's More Action
"Filming Eclipse actually changed my life," says Nikki Reed of the arduous training regime the cast had to endure. "I have never been so fit -- this is the first time in my life I have actually had a bicep. It's bizarre to compare how we look now to how we all looked in the first movie. The entire cast turned up on set for Eclipse looking super-buff."
New cast member Bryce Dallas Howard tried to play a prank on the crew during one stunt, but she didn't count on Pattinson's awkwardness. "We had a fight scene where Bryce had to grab my hair," he laughs. "So she took a clump of hair from my stunt double's wig and was going to pretend she had pulled it from my head. She told me to scream and storm off set, but it was so embarrassing. She had this huge clump of hair in her hand, and I was like 'oww,' really unconvincingly."
While the rest of the cast were having fun with stunts, spare a thought for poor Taylor Lautner. "Eclipse is a lot more physical for my character," he explains, "but any time I have any kind of action, I'm a wolf, so it's all done with CGI. It's a bummer."
Fact #5: The Ending Will Be Nicely Set Up For a Fourth - And Perhaps Fifth - Film
There are four books in The Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. But Ashley Greene gave RT the strongest indication yet that there might be five films. "We have finished filming Eclipse and one would assume that, if New Moon does as well as Twilight, then we'll start filming Breaking Dawn next year," she says.
"The only thing is, Breaking Dawn is a very large book so it would be a really long movie. We're thinking they might decide to split it into two parts, like they did with Harry Potter. Either way, we need to get on with shooting them because, unlike Harry Potter, vampires don't age. So we all need to look the same!"
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
In our latest issue, Taylor Lautner reveals how he went from a skinny martial arts kid to starring in the blockbuster Twilight franchise. In this bonus Q&A you won't find in the issue, he examines the love triangle that drives Stephenie Meyer's stories.
Don't you think that when some fans see New Moon, they may be disappointed, because you're kind of the villain in a way.
I have some pretty passionate team Jacob fans [laughs].
Right. But you're also the obstacle getting in the way of the great romance between Bella and Edward.
I can see where you're coming from. The thing is, Jacob and Edward are two completely different guys. They are opposites. And it's just what kind of girl you are. If you like that more mysterious, dangerous type, then that's one guy. I personally love Jacob and Bella's relationship, and how they began as friends. They are so much more open, and can tell each other anything. And Bella and Edward's relationship, it's always tense. It's always serious. But Jacob and Bella's friendship starts growing stronger and stronger and you just wonder if they can go past friends. It looks like that at some points.
But when your character hangs up on Edward in New Moon, it sets off the whole chain of events that almost lead to a major tragedy. That's something a villain would do.
Yes. that is part of Jacob's character. He can't really control himself. When he gets mad, he gets mad. And all Jacob has on his mind is on Bella. That's who he cares for. That's who he loves. If somebody gets in his way, it's not good. And he will explode. So I guess you could see that either way.
And then Bella is always lying to Edward so she can see you. This is supposed to be like true love forever, so why can't she just be honest?
You know, she's serious with Edward and then she meets best friend Jacob. She gets confused.
But you're not really her friend. You have an agenda with her, and you're always making snide comments about Edward.
If I was Jacob, and I feel like I have lived as him, it gets so annoying. Because she's in the car with you one moment, about ready to kiss you and then she leaves and is with Edward. And then she's back with you, you know.
Robert Pattinson's next non-vampire movie doesn't open for another four months but that didn't stop Summit Entertainment from riding on 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' buzz and releasing the trailer for his romantic drama 'Remember Me' a few days before the Nov. 20 release of the latest big screen offering from Stephenie Meyer's best-selling series.
The British heartthrob puts his charisma and good looks to use as a brooding, misunderstood rebel without much of a cause except to reconnect with his distant father (Pierce Brosnan) following a family tragedy, and, of course, to get the girl.
A sort of stylized modern update of 'Romeo & Juliet,' 'Remember Me' centers around Tyler (Pattinson) and Ally (played by 'Lost's' Emile de Ravin), two lost souls who try to heal their inner turmoil by delving into a wild and ready romance that's threatened by their respective domineering parents.
It's interesting to see Pattinson attempt to break away from his iconic 'Twilight' role by charging into a gritty, character-driven drama that looks to rely more on raw acting talent and explosive emotional scenes than it does special effects and morphing demons. However, the story's setups of doomed romance, family conflict and the fight for personal redemption is reminiscent of 'Twilight' -- and the fact that he's donned in flannel and leaves his trademark tresses perfectly sculpted ala Edward Cullen doesn't deter the comparison merely because he's mortal this time around.
What makes 'Remember Me' stand out on its own is the dramatic and stylish storytelling of director Allen Coulter, who has helmed episodes of 'The Sopranos' and 'Sex and the City' and clearly knows how to bring out the best in his cast. The various scenes showcasing Pattinson, de Ravin, Brosnan and Chris Cooper (as Ally's dad), prove it. The intensity of acting in the trailer, which features Pattinson effortlessly covering a variety of emotions, defines an actor coming of age whether Twihards are ready for it or not.
'Remember Me' comes across as a mature romantic drama that seems safe and simple enough for Pattinson's young fan base to embrace as their tastes mature along with their moviegoing discretion. And if not, they can always grab their 'Twilight' trinkets and get in line now for the June 30, 2010 premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.'
Monday, November 23, 2009
From Rob - "Thank you for making NEW MOON #1. It's very exciting to be a part of something embraced by so many people. I hope you are looking forward to ECLIPSE as much as I am."From Kristen - "You all have proven you're the most amazing fans in the world once again. I feel so lucky to be a part of The Twilight Saga and thank you for making us #1!"
After this weekend's record-shattering opening, "New Moon" is now officially the biggest film of 2009. In a few months, it will inevitably become one of the biggest DVD releases of 2010.
So what can we expect from the "New Moon" DVD? Recently, we caught up with director Chris Weitz and got the scoop on the disc you'll soon want sitting next to "Twilight" on your shelf.
"There will be a commentary track," Weitz revealed, saying that he'll soon head into the recording booth with his three big stars, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. "It'll just be us riffing off each other in our intimate way," he grinned. "We kind of like each other, so that should be fun." In addition, fans can look forward to picking up a copy of "Twilight in Forks," the independently made documentary that teased fans with brief glimpses of its exploration into the real-life town that inspired Stephenie Meyer, only to be snatched up by Summit in September. An insider told MTV recently that the film will not be re-edited but will hit DVD alongside "New Moon" with all-new packaging and artwork.
Judging by the insatiable appetite of Twilighters, they'll be filling DVD stores in the first quarter of 2010, eager to glimpse the deleted scenes Weitz plans to unveil for the first time.
"There will be probably about 20 minutes of deleted material," he explained, promising some meaty footage. "It really is good stuff and a bonus for the fans." Among this bonus footage could be several moments MTV knows were shot but did not make the final "New Moon" cut, including:
» A scene with Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria driving to Forks in a car, snacking on a dead human. It was one of the final moments the actress filmed as the nomadic vampire.
» A scene with the human characters eating Burger King.
» Another scene with the humans, this time with Justin Chon and Michael Welch expressing jealousy over Edward's car.
» More scenes with the Volturi in Italy.
» An extended cut of the scene where Mike Newton quotes Shakespeare to Bella in the Forks High parking lot; in it, he does a Marlon Brando impersonation.
» Scenes alluding to the ongoing breakup between Newton and Anna Kendrick's Jessica.
"When I made the film, I wanted it to arrive at a certain kind of flow and cadence," Weitz said of why he had to leave so many scenes on the cutting-room floor but hopes to restore many for the DVD. "[They would have affected] how the movie worked, and they didn't completely fit. But there'll be some groovy stuff in [the DVD]."
By now, you've seen "New Moon" — and many of you have probably seen it three, four or five times. But as all the new scenes and moments settle into your subconscious, you have questions. And, as always, we're here to help.
Below are five spoiler-heavy facts we've uncovered and can now finally unveil to the "Twilight" nation. Read on for info about Bella's grandma, Edward's car and that already-famous final line of the film.
Edward's Chameleon-Esque Car
If his lousy parking job distracted you, perhaps you didn't notice that when Edward pulled into Forks High, his famed Volvo was no longer gray, as it was in the novels and the first movie. Hey, Chris Weitz, what gives? "I've taken a real spanking for this, a lot of heat," the director explained. "I'll tell you exactly why: Volvo wanted to give us a new, different car so I didn't want to paint it exactly the same silver color, because then [Twilighters] would be saying, 'Why are they trying to say that it's the same car; it's obviously not.' So, I thought, 'Well, I'll choose a new color!' And I thought I would choose slate black, not a reflective black, because it actually absorbs light and it would reflect the mood and melancholy and depression [of his character]. I know I got it wrong, I apologize for that. But that is my reasoning."
A Newly Visible Victoria
In Stephenie Meyer's "New Moon" novel, the vengeful nomad Victoria is more of a long-distance threat than a regularly glimpsed monster. So, why is it that the movie has her lurking in the woods, swimming in the water and even killing a character? "Well, movies are such a visual medium," explained screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who also created a scene with Victoria driving that was ultimately cut after being filmed. "To just be talking about Victoria, or to be hearing about her, isn't visceral enough. You have to actually see her and see the threat that she is; I wanted to keep her alive throughout, so that you knew that the danger to Bella was alive. I also had so much fun writing for her — there are a couple of action moments in the middle of the movie that are really fun, and I really wanted to have her in there. It also keeps the pacing of the movie, to see her and to have those conflicts."
Grandma Is a Bloodsucker
As die-hard Twi-hards know, Chris Weitz's grandmother was an axtress in one of the first "Dracula" films and is still going strong at age 99; his mother acted for two decades and was nominated for an Oscar in 1960. Since the movie opens with Bella seeing her own grandmother, why didn't Weitz offer one of his own family members the chance to act again? "How kind," he said at the thought. "But I think it would have been difficult for me to say, 'Mom, we would like you to play a woman who is so old that she horrifies Bella when she recognizes herself in the mirror' — I think [my Mom] has put movies behind her for good. And now, she just raises me and my brother."
How Did Taylor Do It?
If Taylor Lautner wanted to keep his job, he needed to get very muscular, very fast. Now that you've seen him with his shirt off you might be wondering: How can my boyfriend get that bod in less than a year? "Jacob transforms a lot in 'New Moon,' not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. So, it was a matter of getting to the gym and eating the right foods," he explained. "I was in the gym about five days a week, because it's important to get your recovery time and not overwork yourself — I was trying to put on weight and If I was in the gym too much, I'd be burning the calories I was trying to take in. The other thing — the most important thing — was the eating side. Everybody thinks it was the actual getting in the gym — that was easy; I was motivated. Getting in the gym was easy for me, but the eating was pretty hard."
The Final Line
As you now know, "New Moon" ends with a very special proposal. But since it was different in Stephenie Meyer's novels, who decided to move it? "My thought was initially to save that for the next movie, because that movie's all about the triangle and Edward's proposal to Bella and her debate about whether to do it or not," Rosenberg explained, giving the credit to Weitz. "Chris realized — and I think rightly so — that belonged here. And it was a great way to go out of the movie."
As Twilight New Moon soaks up money across the planet, Robert Pattinson has been talking about what we can expect from next summer’s Twilight Eclipse…
Even thought Twilight: New Moon has only just arrived in cinemas around the world, the third film in the cinematic saga, Eclipse, has already finished its shoot. Under the stewardship of 30 Days Of Night director David Slade, cameras were packed up a few weeks ago, and the film is already in post-production.
And, if you believe the bits and pieces coming out about the film, it's set to be just a little bit different from New Moon. After all, star Robert Pattinson has been reportedly suggesting that the film might actually push towards an R rating, as opposed to the PG-13 of New Moon.
We don't actually believe that's going to be the case, though, as Summit Entertainment will have a firm eye on the potential box office returns for the film, and if it puts a PG-13-rated cut of the film out in cinemas, then that's simply going to make more money. Considering, too, the large number of teenage girls who have been flocking to the movies over the past weekend, it's going to be keen not to cut off one of its core audience segments.
However, dig into what Pattinson actually said, and it's clear it was just speculation on his work. He was talking to SiTV when he made his comments, saying that "I don't know what rating Twilight was in England, like the American PG-13 or 18. I think it's pushing it to the absolute limit. It would be so funny if it was R-rated."
He did also note, though, that "It's a massively different movie to New Moon. There's so many more main parts, and having these huge battle sequences, I've never done anything like it in any of the other movies." Contrasting with that, Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob Black, has spoken to MTV News about the greater amount of comedy in Eclipse.
Elsewhere, a photo of Twilight: Eclipse has also been released, but given that it features Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart looking at each other, it could have arguably come from any of the movies or promotional shoots that the pair have done together over the last couple of years.
~~Courtesy of Denofgeek.com via Eclipsemovie.org
It's a publicity stunt brought on by the studios, agents, publicists, etc. It's a way to guarantee that you will go see the movie. It's something that movie studios has been banking on since the dawn of films back in the early part of the last century. Pair up a good-looking leading couple, put them out in the public eye & start speculating that they may be a "real" couple off-screen, too. It's a way to keep something newsworthy. Remember, they did this back in June when Rob went off to New York to film "Remember Me" with newly-divorced, Emilie De Ravin. They, too, were supposedly an item.
All this weekend, I've seen countless interviews, shows, read articles, other blogs about the "alleged" togetherness of Kristen & Rob. When did it all start, etc. Yeah, there are pix, but they're paparazzi pix, taken & published when we (the public) do not know the context of such pix. For all we know, they are staged, to keep our mouths watering for more about them. Even the ones taken on cell phone cameras, I doubt. How do we know for sure that was a genuine fan snapping the pic or a paparzzo using his cell?? If we're interested in the "romance" then we'll go to see their movies. In interviews, even with other cast members of NM, the topic is quickly hushed up. Another ploy by the studio?? If fans are interested in what K & R are doing off-screen, let's keep it on the DL to garner more interest in the movie. Even "Twilight" director, Catherine Hardwicke, got into the whole "let's continue to fuel the rumour mill" by saying in an interview with Time Magazine, "Yes I told Rob, Don't even think about having a romance with her after I cast him. She's under 18...I didn't want to be responsible for anything like that which ultimately, of course, happened. But anyway it was extremely intense right away."
Back in the spring when NM was filming, there were lots of pix of Kristen & Michael (Angarano, her boyfriend of 3 yrs) circulating. There pix of him giving her piggyback rides, shopping, smiling, etc. But shortly afterwards, those pix were pulled off websites. Remember, it doesn't look good for the studio if their leading lady isn't being photographed with the leading man. A boyfriend doesn't look good when you're fueling the rumour mill. Even at events where "Twilight" is featured, ie: awards, premiere, etc, Michael is not in the picture. Is he the gracious boyfriend, taking a step back for his girlfriend or a pawn in the Hollywood game?? When all this (Twilight) dies down, there will probably be stories of how they got back together, projects that he'll be working on, things will be happy again. But don't be looking for that anytime soon, "Eclipse" will be released this June and "Breaking Dawn" is still up in the air for filming.
Like I stated above, Hollywood studios have been doing these types of publicity stunts for almost a century. Back in the early days, the stars would be photographed together at functions and reported the next day on the gossip pages of newspapers nationwide. When the film wrapped up, so did their "romance" and the cycle would start all over again with a new "couple". Fast forward to today, the stars are now photographed by paparazzi and newspaper gossip pages are now tabloids & gossip websites. As long as we buy into it, we continue to play our role in the Hollywood game. Yes, we are playing the game, too.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Summit Entertainment now officially estimates that The Twilight Saga: New Moon took in $140.7M from 4024 theaters this weekend. This puts the film in third place for all-time opening weekends, behind The Dark Knight ($158.4M) and Spider-Man 3 ($151.1M) and ahead of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($135.6M). The film also hauled in $158.8M internationally. This was the widest opening of all time for an independent film and the biggest ever box office opening for an indie.
There was a 41% drop from Friday to Saturday, about the exact same percentage decrease Twilight had one year ago (down 40.8% Saturday, down 41.9% Sunday). Another 40% drop going into Sunday, based on advance sales, tracking polls, and other industry formulas, brings the weekend total to $140.7M.
For those who are new to the box office numbers game, it may seem odd to have these figures when Sunday isn't even over yet. But it is standard procedure to have weekend totals announced at this time. After the Saturday box office totals come in on Sunday morning, studios always estimate Sunday and come up with a weekend projection. Of course, Sunday and weekend figures can only be estimates at this point. The actual Sunday numbers aren't known until Monday. But many years and literally thousands of projections have yielded formulas that allow the industry to predict fairly closely what Sunday will be based on Friday and Saturday's numbers and, therefore, what the weekend will look like. The actual numbers that come in on Monday are usually not too far off from the estimates made on Sunday. They usually adjust slightly up or down but are rarely far off.
The first teaser poster for the upcoming "The Twilight Saga Eclipse" has made its rounds. Found via Bloody-Disgusting, the one-sheet reportedly was shown at the American Film Market in Los Angeles. While it doesn't display any of the major characters, it does pick up the film's darker tone with dark clouds and an eclipsed blood-red moon dominating.
This teaser poster came out just days after director David Slade announced the completion of the filming for this third "Twilight Saga" movie. Through his Twitter account, he made public that "Twilight Eclipse officially wrapped shooting, at 4.30 am October 29th," before adding, "Physically and emotionally exhausted."
"The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" is an adaptation of the third novel from Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series. The story finds Bella Swan once again being surrounded by danger. Knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart return as Edward and Bella. Bryce Dallas Howard takes over Victoria from Rachelle Lefevre, Catalina Sandino Moreno stars as Maria and Jack Huston is picked up to portray Rosalie's former fiance, Royce King II. "Eclipse" is scheduled for a U.S. release on June 30, 2010.
In the third installment of the franchise, coming to theaters on June 30, 2010, Bella (Kristen Stewart) once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward (Robert Pattinson) and her friendship with Jacob (Taylor Lautner) — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.
Check out the first photo for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE featuring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, that was released back in October from People's New Moon Collector's Edition.
With the anticipation of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third movie in the series, especially after the successful release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon this weekend, I thought you guys might enjoy this photo.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be released to theaters on June 30, 2010.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Now back to some more videos
I know it's been a loooooong time since I posted on here. I apologize profusely. Been caught up on my life. Been working at the salon, raising my son, who has Autism. He's been having tons of problems this year at school.
As you can tell, I changed the background of the blog, not sure if I like it yet. I added a slideshow of my Twilight memorabilia. I'm still hoping to get more. I did see the other day the Scene It DVD Twilight version at Chapters (Canada) and also the New Moon figurines of Edward, Bella, Jacob & Alice. Want the Edward, he's only $17.99. I saw a bunch of New Moon goodies at my local HMV store, they have a whole display set up. Also at Shopper's Drug Mart (here in Canada), they have Twilight make up, like the lip venom, 4 compacts (Bella, Alice, Rosalie & Victoria), mascara, shimmer, you name it. It is a bit pricey.
Ok, I did see New Moon the other night. Thursday, to be exact. I saw it at a 10:30pm showing. What a freakin' awesome movie!! I've been waiting since March 23rd when they started filming the darn movie. I've been following the blogs, faithfully. I know what you're thinking, "if she can follow other blogs, why can't she update hers?" I only get so much time on the pc, as my son is at the age to monopolize it. I will be adding a bunch of recent YouTube vids on here, so keep checking back.
Also, in non-Twilight news, "How To Be" was released this past Tuesday. I did see it a while back, not too impressed with it. I had this urge to beat the snot out of Art (Rob's character in the movie) He drove me nuts!! Anyway, I digress. The DVD has the Comcast interview Rob did back in April, there's a behind the scenes stuff. The DVD has a slightly different cover than this one, but this is the pic I had saved in my pc. I also did find a couple of copies of "The Haunted Airman" at my HMV. I have that burned onto a DVD-RW, but I may splurge to get the actual DVD for the better quality
Anyhoo, I better get to more postings. Have a great day!!