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An Unstoppable Force: Twilight

TheImproper.com has an article about Twilight’s success, along with a few statements regarding our dear Rob Pattinson.

The low-budget indie flick, which was financed by fledgling film studio Summit Entertainment, was made for just $37 million. Since then, a sequel, New Moon (2009), has been greenlit with a $50 million budget and will start shooting in March 2009. And a third installment, Eclipse (2010), will be shot back-to-back with New Moon, with both films to be released in consecutive years.

Read the article HERE.



Twilight Bigger than the Dark Knight?

E! Online has an article about how ‘Twilight’ was bigger than ‘The Dark Knight’ when it comes to the overall domestic gross as of this past Sunday.

If only Wall Street had bet on Twilight. Or Hannah Montana. Or Kirk Cameron.

With a $167.3 million overall domestic take as Sunday, per Box Office Mojo, Twilight made more than four times its reported $37 million production budget—the best rate of return on any film in the 2008 Top 10, including The Dark Knight.

The Batman epic was a pretty good investment, too, very nearly tripling its gargantuan $185 million budget with a $530.8 million domestic take, Hollywood’s second-biggest ever.

Still, The Dark Knight was nothing compared to these off-the-charts performers: High School Musical 3: Senior Year ($89.7 million), which grossed about eight times its $11 million budget; the Hannah Montana concert movie, which made about nine times its $7 million budget; and Cameron’s Fireproof, which cost $500,000 to produce, and made $33.1 million—or, more than 60 times its budget.

Read the full article HERE.



TwiHard is Nominated for the Word of the Year
December 30, 2008, 4:51 pm
Filed under: Articles, Random News, Twilight Updates | Tags: , , ,

“Twi-Hard” has been nominated for the word of the year!

For those who known a staycation from an Obamanation and a tweet from a Twi-hard, this is one of the most exciting times of year….

Among Barrett’s nominations are Twi-hard (rhymes with “die hard” and describes a fan of Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling Twilight book series)

Read the article HERE!



2008: Year of the Vampire

Apparently 2008 was the best year ever. Why? Because it was named the “Year of the Vampire” by Reuters. I wonder if Twilight had anything to do with it? Probably not. Not many people have heard of it… HA! 

No surprise to tween girls or their parents, the best-selling book was “Breaking Dawn,” also known as the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga.

I wonder if that means ’09 will be year of the werewolf? Hmm… Perhaps. Read the full article HERE.



Stephenie Meyer Update

Stephenie’s site has been updated! It includes some of the recognition and kudos she has gotten from various magazines and other awesome people. Year well done, Steph!

December 29, 2008

Since 2008 is almost over, I thought I would take a minute to congratulate Stephenie on a successful year. A lot of very exciting things have happened this year, and it has been fun for those of us who are fans of the writing to follow along.

Several major media outlets have also noted the success, and (as long as I am posting something that Stephenie probably wouldn’t approve of) I thought I would post a few of the links for those of you who haven’t heard about the recognition and praise that she has received for the year of 2008:

TIME’s List of ‘People Who Mattered’ 
USA TODAY’s ‘Author of the Year’ 
MSN’s ‘Most Influential Women’ 
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC’s ‘Most Fascinating People’ 
OK, I know that the AZ Republic may not be as big as TIME, but it is a very cool experience to be able to open up the paper and be surprised by an article about a family member, so I thought I would include it. Anyway, congrats, Stephenie, and thanks to everyone for joining us during this crazy and exciting year. We wish you all the best in 2009!

–Seth

Click HERE to go to her site.



Living TV’s Interview with Rob and Kristen
December 30, 2008, 6:52 am
Filed under: Twilight Updates

The UK’s Living TV has an interview with Rob and Kristen in which is discussed the screaming fans, box office success, and building up to on-screen chemistry. 

“Sometimes I used to go to Kristen’s bedroom, naked,” reveals Robert. He is, as the grin confirms, joking. “I don’t know,” he continues, pondering the chemistry question a little longer. “It’s funny because for all of the romantic scenes we’re both wearing contact lenses. So much of being an actor is eye contact, and we both had these ‘masks’ on our eyeballs, so we worried that there wouldn’t be any (chemistry).”

Read it HERE.



Top 10 Biggest Show Biz Events

Entertainment Weekly has put up a list of the top ten show biz events of 2008. Guess what made the list? Why, Twilight premiere of course! 

TWILIGHT PREMIERE: Nov. 17
Newly minted movie star Robert Pattinson signed autographs for the teeming crowd of teen vampire fans who showed up to see Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling book hit the big screen. The film had earned $175 million by mid-December.

See the entire list HERE.