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The Avengers followed up its $18.7 million midnight haul with a $80.5 million gross for its first full day

HollywoodNews.com: Ten years ago we had the first $100 million opening weekend. Five years ago we had the first $150 million opening weekend. This weekend, we may be looking at the first $200 million Fri-Sun opening weekend. The Avengers followed up its $18.7 million midnight haul with a $80.5 million gross for its first full day. That’s the second-biggest single day on record, behind the $92 million opening sprint for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II. It’s also by far the largest single-day gross not counting midnight screenings.
Even if you negate the midnight haul, The Avengers still grossed $61 million during ‘regular business hours’. For example, The Dark Knight earned $18.5 million at midnight and $67 million for its first full Friday, giving it a $49 million ‘normal day’ Friday figure. Among the various single day champions in recent years: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II ($92m – $43m = $49 million), Spider-Man 3 ($59m – $10m = $48m), The Hunger Games ($67m – $19.75m = $48m), and The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($72m – $26m = $46m). As you can see, The Avengers is so-far actually far less front-loaded than all of them, meaning it is playing less like a heavily-anticipated geek-centric smash and more like a general audiences mega-hit. Point being, the three-day opening weekend record ($169 million for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II) is still very much in jeopardy.
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Marvel’s The Avengers midnight gross

HollywoodNews.com: The unofficial midnight gross for Marvel’s The Avengers is $18.7 million. That’s the eighth-biggest such midnight haul on record. The seven ahead of it are The Hunger Games ($19.7 million), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($22 million), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part I ($24 million), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($26 million), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($30 million), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part I ($30 million), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II ($43 million). Obviously The Avengers was never going to top the midnight-grossers list, and its worth noting that the film earned more on its midnight debut that pretty much every prior Marvel Studios movie combined (Offhand, Thor earned $3.5 million, Captain America earned $4 million, and Iron Man 2 earned $7.5 million in their respective midnight debuts). It’s a larger midnight, just barely and likely due to inflation and the 3D-price bump, then The Dark Knight, which broke a midnight record four years ago with $18.5 million on its way to a $67 million opening day and a $158 million opening weekend (both records at the time).

Unless the film is front-loaded on the level of a Harry Potter sequel or a Twilight sequel, we’re looking at a $140-160 million debut here. But is the three-day record still in play? Let’s whip out the calculator!
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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 teaser Trailer

HollywoodNews.com: Summit Entertainment’s highly anticipated THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 will debut a teaser trailer in theaters with Lionsgate’s THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012.
The next and final chapter in THE TWILIGHT SAGA, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 will arrive in theatres on November 16, 2012. Academy Award® winner Bill Condon directed both the first and second part of the two-part finale starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series, was written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing.

About THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series
THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together…even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires. The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON was released November 20, 2009 the third installment, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was released June 30, 2010, and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 was released on November 18, 2011.
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“Twilight: Breaking Dawn” DVD parties coming to Walmart

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Twi-hards! Save the date. In preparation for the DVD and Blu-rayt release of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” Walmart announced that select retail locations will hold special “Twilight” celebrating the marriage of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
On Feb. 10, in more than 2,700 stores, “Twilight” fans at Walmart will get the following exclusive content with every purchase of the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1,” a 2-disc DVD or Blu-ray:
• Bella’s Wedding Special Edition featuring the collectible wedding dress packaging
• Fabric poster of Bella and Edward’s big day
• Music videos from Bruno Mars and Christina Perri
More from the release:
Starting at 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, Walmart will throw the ultimate “Twilight” party with special giveaways, movie trivia and a bakery stocked with Twilight­-themed treats such as cupcakes and cakes. Walmart shoppers can also catch a cameo appearance from Rosalie Cullen on the retailer’s in-store television network while waiting for the midnight unveil.
“When it comes to entertainment, Walmart is the destination for new movie releases, video games, music and more,” said Seong Ohm, senior vice president and general manager of entertainment for Walmart U.S. “We’re excited to give the millions of Twilight fans a place to unite, celebrate and receive exclusive Breaking Dawn collectibles at a great price.”
A perfect Valentine’s Day gift for fang-y friends and families, the DVD will be available for $22.96 and the Blu-ray for $26.96. For a full list of stores holding midnight events, please visit http://see.walmart.com/moviecenter/twilight-breaking-dawn-pt-1
Walmart’s other hard-to-resist Twilight products include:
• Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 National Edition DVD – $19.96 / Blu-ray – $22.96
• Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Soundtrack – $11.88
• Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Dance Poster – $5.00
Books from the Twilight Series including Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn – $7.64

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‘Breaking Dawn’ brings in $139 million with opening weekend

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Breaking Dawn’ has held up to its promise and brought in some major money with its opening weekend.
The ‘Twilight’ film easily took the #1 spot at the box office with $139.5 million earned, states Celebuzz. The film also scored the #5 spot in regard to the best opening weekends for films.
‘New Moon’ came in the #4 spot in regard to opening weekends. ‘Twilight’ can still score higher as it still has the second part of ‘Breaking Dawn’ coming out.
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“Twilight: Breaking Dawn” reportedly earns $30M in midnights

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Those who attended midnight screenings of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1” might still be sleeping. Later today, when they wake up, they’ll learn that the contributed to near-record-breaking midnight totals.
Bill Condon’s first stab at a “Twilight” film reportedly earned $30.25 million in midnight screenings, according to Deadline. Based on those figures, Summit is putting its weekend estimated between $110M and $125M, the site says.
That’s not the highest-grossing “Twilight” opening, however. The record, if these figures hold, still will belong to “New Moon.”
But there’s a lot of “Twilight” to be played this weekend, and these are preliminary figures. Check back Sunday afternoon for complete estimates.
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“Twilight Saga Tuesdays” bringing first three films back to theaters

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Leading up to the highly anticipated premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” on Nov. 18, local theaters will host “Twilight Saga Tuesdays” is an exclusive “fan appreciation” series of in-theater events that will bring the first few “Twilight” films back to the big screen.
The series begins with the original “Twilight” on Tuesday, Nov. 1. It continues with “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” on Tuesday, Nov. 8. And it concludes with “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” on Tuesday, Nov. 15, all at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Each Fathom event contains footage never seen before in theaters, such as a special clip of Robert Pattinson performing the song “Bella’s Lullaby,” which is featured in “Twilight,” as well as new, compelling cast interviews and entertaining footage from fan fests over the years.
For more information about “Twilight Saga Tuesdays,” visit this Web site, where you’ll be able to check participating theaters in cities across the country.
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Taylor Launter talks excitement over upcoming ‘Twilight’

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Twilight’ fans must be crazy excited for the upcoming film because even one of the film’s stars, Taylor Lautner, can’t hold back how ready he is for it.
Lautner recently spoke about how ready he is for the film to be released, states E! News. “I always do get excited but I can say I’ve never been more excited than for this one specifically,” Lautner commented about ‘Breaking Dawn.’
But what has him so excited? “For me, it’s by far my personal favorite. It’s the best one,” Lautner revealed about the film everyone worked hard on.
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Is Robert Pattinson recording new music?

By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: He was seen several times at a Los Angeles recording studio last week. Could Robert Pattinson be working on a piece of music? It’s not a stretch—in addition to playing piano and guitar, the actor has been known to sing and write music.
He did, in fact, sing on the “Twilight” soundtrack, accompanying himself on the guitar with “Never Think” and “Let Me Sign.” Already, some are speculating that Pattinson’s recording sessions have to do with the soundtracks of the two “Breaking Dawn” films. However, similar reports arose prior to the release of the “New Moon” and “Eclipse” soundtracks, neither of which ultimately featured Pattinson or his music.
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“Twilight” star arrested on outstanding warrant

By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: Actor Kiowa Gordon, who played wolfpack member Embry Call in “Eclipse,” “New Moon,” and who will reprise the role in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” was arrested in Mesa, AZ for failure to appear in court in relation to an earlier charge. The actor pled guilty earlier this year to possession and use of drug paraphernalia and giving liquor to a minor/underage consumption in a Scottsdale court; the original charge also involved a DUI.
Records from the arresting Sherriff’s department linked Gordon to two other cases involving drugs and drug paraphernalia. At the time of his arrest, the actor was held on $1,000 bond.
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