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November 19, 2009

New Moon Biggest Premiere in Hollywood History?

The consensus from Tippett and the gang that went down for the premiere was that it was the biggest premiere in Hollywood's history, with more people coming out than in the great hay day of Hollywood with movies like Gone With The Wind...

An estimated 3,000 screaming fans were present. Some traveled from as far away as Canada, Minnesota and Florida to catch a glimpse of the New Moon stars. But even the uninvited came out in droves. Thousands of screaming fans holding signs and snapping pictures crammed the sidewalks hoping for a glimpse of their favorite fang-toothed characters.

Again, Online ticket sellers Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com reported this week that "New Moon" is their biggest advance ticket seller of all time.

Hollywood watchers think vampire romance "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" could take a nearly $100 million bite from movie theater box offices when it debuts this weekend, and score one of the biggest openings ever for a non-summer film.

Only 29% Rotten on rottentomatoes.com but is anyone expecting an Oscar from this one? ;) They will still come out in droves to see this thing... Tonight's are company screening, and I'll post something tomorrow about the event.

Consensus: The Twilight Saga's second installment may satisfy hardcore fans of the series, but outsiders are likely to be turned off by its slow pace, relentlessly downcast tone, and excessive length.

  

Posted by dschnee at November 19, 2009 7:24 AM