Wednesday, November 26, 2008
For those Twilight series fans out there, you probably have already seen the movie. A lot of my students have not only seen the movie on opening night, but they've seen it multiple times. I'm sure this is another reason that the movie is gathering so much money in its first week open.
Thus far, Twilight grossed $7 million from shows at midnight on Thursday when it opened. It is expected to reach between $30 and $60 million by the end of the week.
This movie breaks records, not necessarily for the high amounts of money coming in, but for that money coming in for a female director. Pretty impressive.
From Yahoo! News: "When the counting's done, Twilight's Friday take may rank as the 14th or 15th biggest opener of all time, having surpassed the debuts of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($25 million) and Quantum of Solace ($27 million), to name two recent blockbusters."
But who can be surprised with these numbers? Girls, older women, and even guys have plunged into this series and are obsessed with it almost to the extent of the Harry Potter series. Those fantasy series for a YA audience really sell. Interesting idea for those struggling writers out there who need a breakthrough...
Does anyone know if they're planning on making movies for each of the books in the series?
Anyway, I expect to see the film soon, so a movie review will follow in the next week or so. This is a good week for it to debut as kids are off of school and families need something to do when they come to visit. Going to the movie theatre is the best option because you can do something together but not really interact or engage with one another. Good ideas.
Watch the interview with the author here. If you're interested in the Twilight series, check it out.
So, what do you think of the release of Twilight ?