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Box Office Breakdown: Twilight Eclipses Competition

Twilight Eclipse

Summit Entertainment saw fireworks at the theaters this holiday weekend.

The four-day frame ended with hauling in approximately $83.6 million. Although the David Slade-directed installment easily dethroned reigning champ Toy Story 3, the sequel actually failed to surpass the previous outing. Last fall, The Twilight Saga: New Moon grossed $178.9 million over six days. Eclipse, on the other hand, only raised $176.3 million since opening last Wednesday.

Meanwhile, scathing reviews didn’t keep from raking up a sizable share of the box office pot. M. Night Shyamalan’s take on Nickelodeon series fought off critics to earn $51.8 million over four days. Overall, the $150 million production has totaled $69.3 million domestically since its Thursday debut.

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In Theaters This Holiday Weekend: June 30, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Last Airbender (PG): starring Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel (directed by M. Night Shyamalan)  **opens July 1**
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13): starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner (directed by David Slade)  **opens June 30**
  • Great Directors* (NR): (directed by Angela Ismailos)
  • I Hate Luv Storys* (NR): starring Imran Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Sammir Dattani (directed by Punit Malhotra)  **opens June 30**
  • Love Ranch* (NR): starring Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Bai Ling (directed by Taylor Hackford)  **opens June 30**

*limited release


Twilight Fans Flood Nokia Theatre in Eclipse Anticipation

Nokia Theatre Before Twilight Eclipse Premiere

Twilight fans have turned the Nokia Theatre into a campground. The auspicious building is surrounded by pop-up tents in every shade as Twi-hards anxiously await the premiere of , scheduled for nationwide release on June 30. The Nokia will roll out the red carpet to welcome the film’s starts this Thursday night, which accounts for the current drama surrounding the theatre.

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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Gets Huge Cast, Two Movies


Breaking Dawn, the final installment in , will be split into two movies, a la Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Director Bill Condon will shoot both films back-to-back; they will probably be released on November 2011 and sometime in 2012.

The three actors in everyone’s favorite love triangle - Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner - will all return to the flick as will Peter Facinelli (Carlisle), Elizabeth Reaser (Esme), Jackson Rathbone (Jasper), Nikki Reed (Rosalie), Ashley Greene (Alice) and Kellen Lutz (Emmett).

Eclipse stars Tinsel Korey (Emily), Alex Meraz (Paul) and Julia Jones (Leah) will also be a part of the first film.

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New Eclipse Trailer Unveiled


“As long as we get to kill some vampires.”

Although I haven’t yet read past the first Twilight book, there is one thing I can say with absolute certainty about this new trailer: There are a lot of vampires in this clip—enough to make a whole army.

Like what you see? Then be sure to tune in May 13 to Oprah—that’s when , Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner all visit the talk show queen.

The movie will then open on June 30, just over two months from now.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: March 16, 2010

New Moon DVDHere are some of the options today:

  • Armored: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Astro Boy: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Bandslam: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Broken Embraces: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans?: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dillinger is Dead: DVD
  • The Fourth Kind: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Ninja Assassin: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Princess and the Frog: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Under Great White Northern Lights: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • Wonderful World: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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The 2010 Academy Awards: Live Commentary

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Oscar statues

When you throw in an extra host, add five more Best Picture nominees, take away the Best Song performances and nominate two formerly married directors—what do you get? A night that will surely be talked about.

Although many believe the will end with very few surprises, the possibility of an upset is still too great to ignore. Will the box office champ (Avatar) win Best Film as well? Or will The Hurt Locker - or even Inglourious Basterds - take the prize? Is Jeff Bridges a shoo-in for Best Actor…or could BAFTA winner Colin Firth sneak past him? Will Sandra Bullock have to deliver another acceptance speech, or will Meryl Streep take home her first Oscar since 1983?

To find out if the ceremony ends in a world of Hurt or Up in the Air, stay tuned here for the live results!

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Movie Review: Valentine’s Day


Predictably, Garry Marshall’s massacred its competition at the box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $52.4 million from Friday to Sunday. But does the all-star flick live up to its huge ensemble cast, banner director and shockingly high ticket sales? Let’s review.

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Casting Corner: Marion Cotillard, Tim Robbins and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Marion Cotillard: The Nine beauty and fellow Academy Award winner Kate Winslet are in discussions for Contagion, a project from Steven Soderbergh. The film, already featuring Soderbergh fave Matt Damon and Jude Law, will have multiple storylines centered around the threat of a deadly disease. Shooting should begin sometime this year.

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Cinema Scene: Thor Gets a Release Date, Taylor Lautner Gets a Big Paycheck

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow-Spider-Man‘s loss is Thor‘s gain. Paramount and Marvel Entertainment have now taken over the May 6, 2011 release date given up by Sony.

-Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will also be coming out in May 2011. The Disney feature will debut two weeks later on the 20th.

-Taylor Lautner will reportedly be paid $7.5 million to star in Northern Lights with Tom Cruise. Apparently hard

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work does pay off.

-The producers of The Hangover are having the last laugh. The movie has become the best-selling comedy on DVD….ever.

-There’s one thing you probably didn’t see in Avatar with your 3D glasses: the sex scene. Zoe Saldana said the moment, which should be on DVD, was cut for PG-13 purposes.


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