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"New Moon" snaps "Dark Knight" box-office record with $72.7 million opening day
EW ^ | 20 NOVEMBER 2009 | ADAM VARY

Posted on 11/21/2009 10:19:57 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist

The Twilight Saga: New Moon grossed $72.7 million on Friday, according to estimates from Summit Entertainment, shattering The Dark Knight’s previous opening-day record of $62.2 million. (The figure includes the $26.3 million New Moon banked from midnight screenings, also a box office record.) The astronomic figure puts Bella, Edward, and Jacob on a clear path to the biggest opening weekend ever, all the more impressive considering New Moon is opening in 342 fewer theaters than The Dark Knight did last year.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodinsider.ew.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; darkknight; hollywood; moviereview; newmoon

1 posted on 11/21/2009 10:19:58 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
My favorite Twilight-related quote: “Real vampires don't sparkle; they explode into dust.”
2 posted on 11/21/2009 10:23:52 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Raise the fanged and warlike mistress, stern, impassive, weaponed mistress...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

What’s this about? This link doesn’t give any background, and all the responses seem to be from impressionable youngsters...


3 posted on 11/21/2009 10:25:11 AM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

New Moon ? What say you, Eric Cartman ?

4 posted on 11/21/2009 10:25:31 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

why anyone would make a movie not aimed at young teens is beyond me. it’s like printing money.


5 posted on 11/21/2009 10:27:27 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The Twilight Saga: New Moon grossed $72.7 million on Friday, according to estimates from Summit Entertainment, shattering The Dark Knight’s previous opening-day record of $62.2 million.

As teenage boys and men increasingly move off into the gaming world, it's clear that Hollywood's biggest customer base is teenage girls and young women. Look for a lot more female fantasy movies involving vampires, werewolves, unicorns and other mythical creatures along with vapid pretty-boys for girls to swoon over LOL.
6 posted on 11/21/2009 10:36:10 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Better to give to the poor than to make Hollywood liberals richer.


7 posted on 11/21/2009 10:38:32 AM PST by rbosque (10 year Freeper!)
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To: bcsco

That’s the about the depth of Entertainment Weekly and its readers.


8 posted on 11/21/2009 10:39:19 AM PST by RabidBartender (I will work harder, Napoleon is always right.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I can confirm this.

Went to the movies last night and we were definitely in the “Twilight Zone”. Never saw the theater so crowded or the parking lot so packed.


9 posted on 11/21/2009 10:44:20 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

So that’s what it contains. Huh. I have a distant cousin/friend on Facebook, who wrote she took her daughter and thought it was “AWESOME”. Oh, well.


10 posted on 11/21/2009 10:45:10 AM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: Aaron0617
Don't know much about this series, quick question I've wanted to know from watching the previews. Why are vampires and werewolves walking around in broad daylight?
11 posted on 11/21/2009 10:50:05 AM PST by Aaron0617
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To: bcsco
"What’s this about?"

It's about two hours too long.

12 posted on 11/21/2009 10:56:46 AM PST by Fabozz
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To: Fabozz
It's about two hours too long.

HA!

13 posted on 11/21/2009 11:02:17 AM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

BTTT


14 posted on 11/21/2009 11:03:11 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: Aaron0617

Stephanie Meyer has created her own mythos regarding vampires. One is that they can wander about in daylight but it is very obvious something is different about them (they sparkle)

The books are OK from what I have listened to (wife reads them as audio) kind of gothic horror meets trashy romance meets teen appropriate reading...


15 posted on 11/21/2009 11:14:49 AM PST by BudgieRamone (liberalism is another word for sin of sloth--let the gubmint do it all for you!)
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To: thefactor
Twilight, like its spiritual forebear Titanic, has hit the sweet spot: It appeals to unsophisticated tween girls, young women wishing they were unsophisticated tween girls, and hausfraus advancing into middle age.

Who can tell why it is so popular? The standard reading is that the protagonist, Bella, is a tabula rasa onto which the reader can project herself. The vampire is typically the avatar of a rape fantasy, although in this case it's a very chaste, sparkly rape fantasy. There is a minority interpretation, however, in which Bella is a passive-aggressive emotional manipulator and Edward is her victim. That makes it kind of an empowerment/femdom fantasy. With sparkles.

I have no idea how to interpret Edward chewing their baby out of Bella's uterus, or the werewolf Jacob instantly falling in love with the infant and declaring his intention to marry her. Body horror and medieval customs of royal betrothal as actual love matches? Spoilers in this paragraph, btw.

16 posted on 11/21/2009 11:47:54 AM PST by Caesar Soze
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To: Caesar Soze

“I have no idea how to interpret Edward chewing their baby out of Bella’s uterus, or the werewolf Jacob instantly falling in love with the infant and declaring his intention to marry her.”

Tell me you’re joking.

Freegards


17 posted on 11/21/2009 11:55:16 AM PST by Ransomed (Son of Ransomed Says Keep the Faith!)
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To: Caesar Soze

yeah thanks for the spoiler alert after i read it.


18 posted on 11/21/2009 12:12:28 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Aaron0617

Since Coppertone came out with SPF 10,000.


19 posted on 11/21/2009 12:17:17 PM PST by Erasmus (Sid's oxymorons: Socialist Realism.)
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To: Caesar Soze

I’m so glad we’re into Harry Potter instead.


20 posted on 11/21/2009 12:22:13 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
As teenage boys and men increasingly move off into the gaming world, it's clear that Hollywood's biggest customer base is teenage girls and young women.

Marketing to the teenage girl demographic also brings in the teenage boys.

Teenage boys usually pick date movies based on what their girlfriends want to see.

21 posted on 11/21/2009 12:50:50 PM PST by kennedy (No relation to Teddy.)
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To: kennedy
Teenage boys usually pick date movies based on what their girlfriends want to see.

Around here teenagers going out on dates, let alone taking in a movie on a date, are pretty rare. This is the age of the hook-up. They showed some clips of the long lines for this movie on the local news - almost 100% female.
22 posted on 11/21/2009 1:04:47 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I must be getting old. The biggest movie in America right now and I just perused the cast and credits on IMDB and I don't recognize the name of a single actor except for Dakota Fanning (and she's near the bottom).

Not an "A-lister" in sight!

23 posted on 11/21/2009 1:09:41 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Borges

72 Million? Those are impressive numbers for one night...for any film genre.


24 posted on 11/21/2009 5:36:53 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I admit it, I saw it. I took my two tween daughters. My oldest went with her fiance. It is pure escapism for me. It’s pretty awful at it’s core for most “sophisticated adults” but life is so serious these days, I enjoy the distraction. Plus, it gives me one extra thing to chat with my 3 girls about.


25 posted on 11/21/2009 6:32:21 PM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: Caesar Soze

The difference is that Titanic is sophisticated cinema. This probably isn’t.


26 posted on 11/22/2009 12:11:20 AM PST by Borges
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To: USMCWife6869

I seen it and besides the Werewolf scenes didn’t like it. But then Twilight wasn’t that good for me either. Too much romancing of suppose to be evil beings. Even monsters are pc now. sheesh!


27 posted on 11/22/2009 2:23:19 PM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: USMCWife6869

“I took my two tween daughters. My oldest went with her fiance”

I dont think it’s legal for tweens to be engaged?!?!


28 posted on 11/22/2009 7:58:35 PM PST by skipper18
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To: skipper18

LOL, my oldest is 20.


29 posted on 11/23/2009 2:56:45 AM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: thefactor

They ruined “The Other Boleyn Girl” with all the men being young adult men instead of actual adults. This marketing to the Teenies has to end. Barely anything to watch these days except vintage films, movies that actually have humor.


30 posted on 11/23/2009 9:11:16 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: thefactor

They ruined “The Other Boleyn Girl” with all the men being young adult men instead of actual adults. This marketing to the Teenies has to end. Barely anything to watch these days except vintage films, movies that actually have adults in them.


31 posted on 11/23/2009 9:11:26 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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