According to those people keeping track at the studios — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, which has a surprise ending racked up $141.3 million domestically over this opening weekend. Additionally, teenage phenomenon earned $199.6 million overseas for a global opening of more than $340.9 million. We don’t want to give away the movie, but it does have
a surprise and happy ending.
On premiere night there were lots of exciting events, but the
most interesting observation focuses on the fans – Social Media.
Robert Pattinson engages fans before turning around to media.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 breaks new ground in Social Media
Normally when such blockbuster movies as Liongate’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Park 2 premieres, the movie stars eyes are all on the flashing cameras and TV crews in the press box on the red carpet. But on this big night (Nov. 12, 20212), at the Nokia Center L.A. Live Theater in downtown Los Angeles, stars like Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli and other celebs spent more time signing autographs and allowing fans to take their pictures more than the media.
The U-shape setup is a trademark of Lionsgate’s style. Unlike The world famous Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA, where fans traditionally line up across the street on Hollywood Blvd., LA Live at Nokia Center in downtown LA allows the screaming fans to camp out for five days opposite of the media, but close enough for autographs and digital cameras.
The stars know too well they wouldn’t be where they are today without the fans. Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and other social networks globally expose stars to a new fan base so when this epic finale premiered in London and Europe later this week, fans already knew what to expect. The much anticipated teenage phenomenon film opened nationwide on Friday Nov. 16th. A record $1.42 million for the weekend opening.
Kristen Stewart poses for the media on premiere night of THE TWILIGHT SAGA:
BREAKING DAWN PART 2 Premiere at the Nokia LA Live Theater, downtown LA.
Underneath all those screaming fans are shout outs from cameramen in the press box,
“turnaround Kristen, over the shoulder Robert and look over here Taylor.” The advance
of high speed access, smart phones, Ipads and other handheld devices has change the
traditional style of covering celebrities at premiers. Fans first, media second.
The film and teenage phenomenon premiere attracted 2,000 fans.
This is the epic finale of novelist Stephenie Meyer’s four best sellers and this is probably the most violent of the teenage phenomenon movie about the girl-vampire-werewolf love triangle. The worldwide blockbuster is sure to please obsessive fans, which spent a week camping out on the sidewalk just to get in the front row for a photo together with their idol stars. The fans are sure to love this mega hit that has made three actors overnight sensations. The last two adaptations of the book were actually split into projects “Breaking Dawn-Part 1 and this Friday “Break Dawn Part 2.” The both last year and this years hit was directed by Bill Condon, who is has mastered horror movies. This one is no different.
Short synopsis (imdb):
Bella is enjoying her new life and new powers, after the birth of their daughter, Renesmee. Soon, however, their family bliss is threatened again, by a new menace. Vampire Irina believes a child like Renesmee could challenge the power and existence of the Volturi. As Irina rallies the Volturi to destroy this potential threat, Bella and the Cullens – together with any allies they can assemble – are preparing to fight a crucial, ultimate battle, to protect their family.
Far from the Volturi leaving Forks, they engage the Cullens and Wolves in a fierce fight, for some reason. Not to ruin it if you haven’t seen the movie, but it does have a happy ending, and a real twist or spoiler.