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The Twilight Saga: The Making of a Bargain Blockbuster

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

The Wrap has a great article explaining why The Twilight Saga may be the most succesful Hollywood franchise ever. Why? Because thy cost very little to make comparing with the money they’re returning to the studio.

The first movie in the franchise — 2009’s “Twilight — cost $37 million and grossed $392.5 worldwide, roughly 10 times its production costs. Its sequel, “New Moon,” was an even bigger success, banking $709.7 million worldwide, while costing $50 million to produce. That represents a 14-fold return on Summit’s investment.

The third installment, “Eclipse,” hits theaters Wednesday, and though the budget grew to $68 million, the film is projected to earn $175 million from Wednesday to Sunday, according to Jeff Hartke an analyst at the Hollywood Stock Exchange.

“It represents a fundamental paradigm shift — one that producers all over Hollywood are scrambling to understand and leverage,” said Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Entertainment, who has consulted on franchises such as “Pirates of the Caribbean.” “They’re going to make their budget back in 24 hours.”

The article also explains that while there’s hugely succesful franchises out there, like Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Lord of The Rings, Twilight is different because these movies needed to invest a lot more money in order to succeed, with each installment costing at least 100 million dollars to make.
The Wrap also points out that Twilight saved Hot Topic and saved the soundtrack industry “almost single-handedly”, with 2.6 million sold albums of the first soundtrack, and 1.2 million of the second.
Finally, the article shows how Twilight was the top-selling DVD in 2009, with 10.2 million copies sold, and New Moon selling 7.2 million DVDs since it was released this spring.

Videos: Rob and Chris Weitz in Japanese New Moon Press Conference

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

These videos via TwiFans.com come from the Japanese New Moon DVD. We never saw the complete interviews of Rob and director Chris Weitz (though we’ve seen clips here and there) when they promoted the movie in Japan last year, so here they are.

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Exclusive UK DVD Q&A Videos

Monday, April 5th, 2010

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These videos are from the UK fan event with the cast last year promoting New Moon.

New Moon HD Screencaps!

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

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Gerardo from our staff made HD screencaps of the whole movie, they’re huge: 1920×800! A little heavy but totally worth it (it took Gera two days to upload all the screencaps!), the detail is amazing and you can use them for your fan art or as wallpapers.

>> Click here for the 700 screencaps!

How many times have you seen the DVD at home?

New Exclusive Videos from Japanese DVD

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

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Video: New Moon Premieres For A Real Pack of Wolves

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

A very unique screening took place in Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire last week to celebrate the release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon on DVD and blu-ray. Film company E1 Entertainment set up an open-air screening of the movie for a special audience: real wolves. The park collaborated with the film company to set up a giant screen in the middle of the wolves’ home and waited to see how they reacted. The park had never done anything similar before.

Ian Turner, deputy head warden at Longleat, said:

“We’ve certainly never had a request like this before, so we were very intrigued to find out how the wolves would react to seeing their counterparts on screen.

“While they weren’t so interested in the romance, the scenes of the wolves certainly got their attention and prompted a series of howls as the film went on.”

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“Who is that hunk?”

So while Team Jacob won this time, we’re hoping the wolves embrace the vampires a little bit more for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse when they join forces with the wolfpack.

SOURCE: Belfast Telegraph.

Video: Peter Facinelli at New York City’s New Moon DVD Release Party

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Fans in New York city were not only lucky enough to meet Peter Facinelli at the midnight release party for The Twilight Saga: New Moon on DVD and blu-ray at Best Buy, but they actually got have Peter as their own personal cashier (which was a big surprise, as you can imagine). He also took pictures with fans, signed DVDs and even got close enough to catch a cold from one of them, as he tweeted last night.

Meanwhile, Moviefone contributes with the above video that shows fans waiting in line since 7:00 PM for a chance to meet Peter and be part of the fun activities, such as the never ending Team Edward/Team Jacob debate.

We’re sure the wait paid off! And Peter, feel better :).

Full press release: New Moon DVD Sales Surpass Twilight DVD Sales

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

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Summit entertainment issued the following press release:

First Weekend DVD Sales of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON Surpasses First
Weekend Sales of TWILIGHT in 2009

Los Angeles, CA March 23, 2010 Summit Entertainment announced today
that the home entertainment release of the studio’s action-packed, modern
day vampire love story THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON sold just over 4
million DVD units in its first weekend of release. The tally surpasses
the first weekend sales of TWILIGHT in 2009 which sold 3.8 million DVD
units, and went on to be the top selling DVD title of the year with 9.2
million units sold.
The DVD launch of NEW MOON commenced this past
Saturday morning with 7,000 retail locations nationwide taking part in
events at midnight giving fans their first chance to obtain a DVD of the
film.

Thousands of TWILIGHT fans across the nation participated in the ‘NEW MOON
at Midnight’ event and some were treated to surprise appearances by
members of the cast as well as the film’s director. Fans saw actors
Justin Chon who plays Eric, Christian Serratos who plays Angela, and
Michael Welch who plays Mike in Salt Lake City; director Chris Weitz and
Nikki Reed who plays Rosalie Hale in Los Angeles; Peter Facinelli who
plays Dr. Carlisle Cullen in New York; Edi Gathegi who plays Laurent in
Pittsburgh; and Liz Reaser who plays Esme Cullen in Phoenix. Other cast
members of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON made appearances nationwide
including Kiowa Gordon and Tinsel Korey in Cincinnati; Charlie Bewley in
Denver; Chaske Spencer and Tyson Houseman in Atlanta; Daniel Cudmore in
Houston; and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg in Seattle.

Summit Entertainment’s Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger
stated, ‘Once again the incredibly dedicated fans of the TWILIGHT SAGA
came out in massive numbers this weekend for the opportunity to be one of
the first take home the second movie in the series. As we have said all
along, the fans are what make this franchise and we once again thank them
for their support.’

‘The support that we have received from our retail partners in
accommodating the incredible demand for the title has been nothing short
of amazing,’ said Steve Nickerson, Summit?s President of Home
Entertainment. ‘The ground we have broken with in-store partnerships and
the availability of this title has been a positive influence on the retail
DVD business.’

Go New Moon!

Chris Weitz Talks About Kristen Stewart’s Dirty Mouth

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

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Chris Weitz talked to PopEater about the New Moon DVD’s extra features. When asked if there would ever be a bloopers reel and who would swear the most after messing up takes, Chris said it would definitely be Kristen:

“It’s Kristen by several lengths actually,” says Weitz of his champion swearer. When asked what the swear of choice was for Stewart, he laughed. “I couldn’t say over a domestic phone line.”

He said there is in fact a collection of bloopers from the movie, but sadly, we will never get to see them.

“I think that blooper reel would take us into NC-17 territory,” he says. “I don’t think that’s what Summit Entertainment has in mind in terms of extras.”

According to Chris everybody cursed on the set, except Taylor Lautner, who is “very well spoken”.

UK Fans: Special midnight opening DVD only £8

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

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Attention, UK fans! The New Moon DVD comes out on Monday for you, and Asda will be throwing special midnight release parties in all their stores! And not just that, but if you attend any of these parties you’ll get the DVD for just £8 (the special version is £13).

Here is the complete list of stores that will open past midnight:

# Accrington
# Aintree
# Andover
# Ashford
# Ashington
# Ashton
# Ayr
# Barnsley
# Barrow
# Beckton
# Bedminster
# Benton
# Bexley Heath
# Birchwood
# Bishop Auckland
# Blackburn
# Blackpool
# Blackwood
# Blantyre
# Blyth
# Bodmin
# Boldon
# Bolton
# Bootle
# Boston
# Bournemouth
# Bradford
# Bridge of Dee
# Brighton
# Brighton Marina
# Broadstairs
# Bromborough
# Burgh Heath
# Burnden Park
# Burnley
# Bury St Edmunds
# Cannock
# Canterbury
# Cardiff
# Cardiff Bay
# Carlisle
# Castlepoint
# Chadderton
# Charlton
# Chatham
# Chelmsley Wood
# Chesser
# Clapham Junction
# Clayton Green
# Clydebank
# Coatbridge
# Colchester
# Colindale
# Colne
# Corby
# Coventry
# Crawley
# Cumbernauld
# Cwmbran
# Dagenham
# Derby
# Dewsbury
# Doncaster
# Donnington Wood
# Dumbarton
# Dunfermline
# Eastbourne
# Eastgate
# Eastlands
# Eastleigh
# Edinburgh
# Ellesmere Port
# Enniskillen
# Falmouth
# Fareham
# Farnborough
# Feltham
# Fleetwood
# Galashiels
# Gateshead
# Glasshoughton
# Gloucester
# Gosforth
# Govan
# Grangemouth
# Grantham
# Gravesend
# Great bridge
# Great Yarmouth
# Greenhithe
# Grimsby
# Halesowen
# Halifax
# Hamilton
# Harlow
# Harrogate
# Hartlepool
# Hatfield
# Havant
# Hereford
# Hesslegb
# High Wycombe
# Horwich
# Hounslow
# Huddersfield
# Hull Mount Pleasant
# Hulme
# Hunts Cross
# Huyton
# Hyde
# Irvine
# Isle of Dogs
# Kendal
# Killingbeck
# Kilmarnock
# Kingswood
# Kirkcaldy
# Lancaster
# Leckwith Road
# Leicester
# Leigh
# Leyton
# Lincoln
# Linwood
# Long Eaton
# Longwell Green
# Lower Earley
# Lowestoft
# Luton
# Mansfield
# Milton keynes
# Milton of Craigie
# Minworth
# Morley
# Motherwell
# Newmains
# Newport
# Newton Abbot
# Norwich
# Nuneaton
# Oadby
# Old Kent Road
# Oldbury
# Park Royal New
# Patchway
# Pentwyn
# Perth
# Peterlee
# Pilsworth
# Plymouth
# Poole
# Portlethen
# Preston Fulwood
# Pudsey
# Queensferry
# Queslet
# Radcliffe new
# Rawtenstall
# Robroyston
# Rochdale
# Roehampton
# Rotherham
# Rugby
# Runcorn
# Scunthorpe
# Sefton
# Sheffield
# Shipley
# Shoeburyness
# Sinfin
# Sittingbourne
# Skelmersdale
# Small heath
# South Gate Circus
# South Shields
# South Woodham Ferrers
# Southport
# Spennymoor
# St Austell
# St Helens
# St Matthews
# Stafford
# Stanley
# Stevenage
# Stockton
# Strabane
# Sunderland
# Sutton Ashfield
# Swanley
# Swansea
# Swindon
# Swindon Haydon
# Tamworth
# Taunton
# Thurmaston
# Tilbury
# Toryglen
# Trafford Park
# Tunstall
# Wakefield Durkar
# Wallington
# Walton
# Washington
# Watford
# Wembley
# West Bridgford
# Westbrook
# Weston-Super-Mare
# Westwood Belfast
# Weymouth
# Wigan
# Winsford
# Wolstanton
# Wolverhampton
# Wrexham
# Yeovil
# York

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Locations for New Moon DVD Release Parties With The Cast Revealed

Friday, March 19th, 2010

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Attention, fans in America! The locations for the DVD release parties with cast members have been revealed by the official Twilight twitter:

The Atlanta #NewMoonDVD Midnight Release Party w/ Chaske & Tyson will be at Blockbuster on 3944 Peachtree Rd NE Ste B!

The Denver area #NewMoonDVD Midnight Release Party w/ Charlie Bewley is at Blockbuster on 9871 Parker Rd in Parker!

The Houston #NewMoonDVD Midnight Release Party w/ Daniel Cudmore is at Borders on 3025 Kirby Dr!

The Phoenix area #NewMoonDVD Midnight Release Party with w/ Liz Reaser will be at Borders on 7000 E. Mayo Blvd in Scottsdale!

The Pittsburgh #NewMoonDVD Midnight Release Party w/ Edi will be at Best Buy on 4801 Mcknight Rd!

The NY #NewMoonDVD Midnight Release Party w/ Peter will be at Best Buy on 52 E14th St #64! First 50 people in line get a special surprise!

The Cincinnati #NewMoonDVD Midnight Release Party with Kiowa & Tinsel is at Suncoast Video on 11700 Princeton Pike!

The Seattle area #NewMoonDVD Midnight Release Party will be at the Fred Meyer on 21045 Bothell-Everett Hwy in Bothell! about 4 hours ago via web
The Salt Lake City area #NewMoonDVD Midnight Release Party will be at the Wal-Mart on 13502 S. Hamilton View Rd in Riverton.

The LA area #NewMoonDVD Midnight Release Party will be at the Wal-Mart on 26471 Carl Boyer Dr in Santa Clarita!

Fearnet Talks About The 10 Best Tidbits on The Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD

Friday, March 19th, 2010

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Fearnet listed the best extra features on the New Moon DVD to get us all even more excited on the release of the movie in DVD and Blu-ray.

One of the features is Rob and the cast talking about the Twilight-mania and fan frenzy after the first film came out. The best part of this feature is that Rob addresses his fans and thinks they defend his honor.

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In part one of the extensive six-part documentary (titled “Life After Twilight”), New Moon’s cast talk about the craziness that ensued after the first film debuted and how the fervent fandom changed their lives. Between shots from the Twilight premiere and the infamously raucous Comic-Con panel, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Justin Chon, and more of their co-stars reminisce from the New Moon set on how Twilight changed everything. Best of all, Rob addresses his fans, who have come to worship Edward Cullen so much that they now, as he says, “defend my honor in reality.”

If you followed closely the filming of the movie last year, you might remember seeing pictures and footage of this funny moment in Montepulciano, Italy. The DVD shows exclusive footage of Rob being knocked over.

Bella runs full-speed into Edward’s arms

The doc offers a wealth of footage of nearly every set and big scene in New Moon, but our favorite is the behind-the-scenes footage of Bella’s run through the Volterra square that bookends the film. In the movie we only see it in slow-motion, but here you can see what it looks like at full speed: Kristen Stewart pushes her way frantically through the crowd, speeds through the fountain, and nearly knocks Robert Pattinson over as she jumps breathlessly into his open arms.

Birthday celebrations on set are also captured for the DVD.

KStew celebrates her birthday on-set

I’m not so fanatical as to remember Kristen Stewart’s birthday (okay, it’s April 9) but the cast and crew didn’t forget during production on New Moon – and a camera was there to capture the celebration. Watch as Stewart is surprised in the Forks High School parking lot by a birthday cake celebration while filming Bella’s birthday morning scene with Pattinson and New Moon’s human teens. (Later, Pattinson gets a birthday celebration of his own while filming in the Volturi chamber.)

And finally, Kristen and Rob ad-libs in a pivotal scene.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson ad-lib “I love you”

I dare you to hear this story and not squee deep down inside: in the scene before Edward dumps Bella, she tells him she loves him, a line Weitz explains came from the actors themselves. His take is that it gives the scene to come more emotional weight because it’s a sad sort of “I love you,” which makes their break-up all the more tragic.

Also, according to Fearnet, somewhere in the world there’s a 3 hour cut of the movie.