Post Movie Release Madness
EDIT: Fandango e-mailed us saying that they are selling more than 10 tickets for New Moon per second! Though honestly, I'm not surprised. :)
Now that the New Moon movie is out and the Twilight saga fan base has probably multiplied by 200%, the news has been getting into rush hour traffic (so much news to post, so little time)! Here's our attempt to try and catch up:
According to Deadline Hollywood, ProNetworks, and Variety, New Moon is beating record after record money wise. From Variety:
"Summit Entertainmentís The Twilight Saga: New Moon tore up the box office record for best opening day, grabbing the title away from Warner Bros. The Dark Knight, and earning a spectacular $72.7 million yesterday at 4,024 theaters.
An exceptional feat for a film playing outside the summer frame.
Dark Knight had minted $67.2 million from 4,366 runs on July 18, 2008 before making a three-day opening weekend of $158.4 million."
New Moon just barely missed passing Dark Night's opening weekend sales with $140 million, but it did break the All-Time 3rd Biggest Opening Weekend record of $135.6 million made by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Manís Chest! The Twilight saga is playing with the big boys now!
We still need three more fans to have online interviews with about the New Moon movie for our ultimate review, so if you'd like to be one of the five fans to have their opinions of the New Moon movie here on our news blog, then e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Movie Fan Interview.'
Stephenie Meyer answers your questions on her website!
TwiFans has 4 new, never-before-seen New Moon stills! Click here to check them out!
FearNet has made a list of 20 differences between New Moon the movie and New Moon the book.
EyeCon has decided that instead of just having vampires at their event, they're going to have a whole new event for the vampires! Check it out:
November 21, Orlando - EyeCon Celebrity Convention has announced the launch of their first annual BloodLust Vampire Festival on January 15-17, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. The event will feature major celebrity guests from popular vampire related movies and television shows. Already signed to appear is Twilight's Kellan Lutz, the star of 90210 and the upcoming Nightmare on Elm Street film. Negotiations are underway for many more celebrity appearances and will also feature guests from other popular Vampire films and television shows such as the very popular Vampire Diaries which airs on the CW Network and HBO's True Blood as well as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and others.
The convention will be a haven for all vampire enthusiasts as they will be able to congregate and indulge in vampire related games, panels, costume contests and activities with other people with the same interests.
EyeCon Conventions are known for having the most interaction and personal time with the celebrities featuring Q&A sessions, photo ops, concerts, a Celebrity Cocktail Party, Celebrity Banquet and Fangbanger's Masquerade Ball. Fans often leave the convention feeling as if they have bonded with the celebrity guests and take away the memories of a lifetime.
Online ticket sales will launch on November 25, 2009 at 12pm Eastern. Those wishing for the best shot at sitting with his or her choice of star at the banquet should be ready to place the order as soon as the ticket sales launch to get the lowest badge number and the better choice.
The celebrity guest list currently includes:
* Kellan Lutz (Twilight's Emmett Cullen)
More guests will be added soon. Keep track of all the updates at www.eyeconfla.com/bloodlust
The convention hours of operation are:
Friday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tickets are currently available online, pricing is as follows:
Friday: $10, Saturday: $20, Sunday: $20
3 Day Weekend: $40
Silver Weekend Pass: $85
Gold Weekend Pass: $125
Platinum Weekend Pass: $195
Special rates are available for all attendees who stay at the host hotel. Hotel information and room rate information can be found at www.eyeconfla.com/bloodlust/location.html
Robert Pattinson was on Ellen DeGeneres!
Rob, Kristen, and Taylor were all on Jimmy Kimmel Live:
Jimmy Fallon seemed to have some fun with Taylor and Kristen. Everything from mini bike racing to breaking plates with footballs!
Taylor Lautner on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:
Kristen Stewart on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:
And "Robert is bothered" by New Moon:
Vanity Fair has a video interview with Chris Weitz and some of the New Moon cast, as well as a seperate interview with Nikki Reed. They also interviewed Robert Pattinson about what it's like to be on their cover and more pictures from their photoshoot with him.
InStyle interviewed Taylor Lautner.
Reelz Channel interviewed Kristen Stewart.
Kellan Lutz and Dakota Fanning were on the Jay Leno show!
Betty Confidential interviewed Nikki Reed, Kellen Lutz, and Jackson Rathbone.
New interview with some of the Volturi:
Making Of has more of their interview with Melissa Rosenberg:
Extra interviewed Chaske Spencer, and he says he's considering having Twilight fans design a tattoo for him.
Spin.com interviewed Nikki Reed.
Hollywood Life is holding a big Team Robert or Team Taylor poll.
Peace. Love. Twilight! is giving away copies of Defining New Moon by Brian Leaf.
And last but definitly not least, today is Jamie Campbell Bower's birthday (now one of my absolute favorite actors)! Happy birthday, Jamie!