Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Original Screenplay hopefuls                Todd Haynes explores the world of children with "Wonderstruck"                MUDBOUND and COCO to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" pairs Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman once again                "Wonder Wheel" closes NYFF with a commanding Kate Winslet turn                Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney to Receive Hollywood Supporting Actor and Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards at "Hollywood Film Awards"                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Adapted Screenplay hopefuls                "Breathe" aims to return Andrew Garfield to Oscar contention                Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet and the Cast of "I, Tonya" - Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser to be honored at the 21st Annual "Hollywood Film Awards."                New Trailer drops for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"                "Goodbye Christopher Robin" reveals the origins of Winnie the Pooh                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Supporting Actress hopefuls                "The Florida Project" is one of the year's best films                Trailer for "Wonder Wheel" showcases one of Woody Allen's most visual efforts to date                “Blade Runner 2049” and “Jigsaw”: Films to see in October        

Twilight “Eclipse” eclipses “New Moon” as largest midnight opener in history

By Kim Palacios

HollywoodNews.com: We knew the premiere would be big—but actual results surpassed projections when “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” grossed more than $30 million in midnight sales, making it the largest midnight opener in history. Fans from across the country have become accustomed to 12:01 AM showings of the newest Twilight films, which are released at the earliest hour possible on the advertised date of release. Results for “Eclipse” bested the previous leader, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”.

The film opened in upwards of 4,400 theaters across North America and, by Friday, that number will rise. Add in a healthy second wave of fans who will see it in the coming days, and it will certainly top next week’s box office charts.

One key to the film’s success will be the propensity of die-hard fans to see the movie multiple times in the early days of release—the next several days will find a mixture of first-time viewers who could not make time for a mid-week midnight showing into busy schedules, second-and third-timers, and movie-lovers wanting to see whatever’s hot on a holiday weekend.

So, what’s in store for “Breaking Dawn”? It may be too early to tell. The films have not even begun shooting yet and by the November 2011 release of the fourth of five films, the franchise may have lost momentum. It is also unlikely that anyone on the planet has yet to hear of or read the Twilight books, which means the growth of the fan base with each film is now in deceleration mode.

For up-to-the-minute entertainment news, follow @hollywoodnews on Twitter!

Questions? Tips? E-mail me! kpblog@hollywoodnews.com

Awards News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Hollywood News

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.