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TWILIGHT sucks the LIFE out of Box-office!

twilight1If someone had told me that a film which featured vampires would have a huge opening weekend, I might have believed it, but if they told me that 75% of its total audience would be female, I would have been mighty surprised. Well that was the case with TWILIGHT, the new feature film based on a series of wildly popular novels by Stephanie Meyers about a forbidding love between a brooding vampire, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), and a teenage high school girl, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart). Its $70,553,000 box-office take was better than expected and, for the third time this year, showed that the female demographic can be a powerful force if presented with the right product. This same audience made big hits out of Sex in the City and Mamma Mia.

The critic-proof Twilight, which was produced for $37,000,000, immediately put its production company, Summit Entertainment, on the map. This film is only the sixth the company has produced in their short existence which began in April 2007. Summit seems to be in great shape having just announced plans this weekend to go ahead and produce the next book in the series, titled NEW MOON. Twilight also represents the best opening weekend for any film directed by a woman (Catherine Hardwicke). The previous record was Mimi Leder who helmed Deep Impact back in 1998. It pulled in 41,100,000.  Here’s the weekend’s TOP TEN

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November 24, 2008 - Posted by | And Beyond - Trailers & News |

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