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Monday
Nov282011

Latest 'Twilight' Film Tops Holiday Box Office

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC(NEW YORK) -- The latest Twilight film scored an easy box office victory over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

For the second weekend in a row, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 was the top film, earning an estimated $42 million from Friday through Monday.  It raised $62.3 million over the five-day period that began Wednesday, boosting its overall domestic total since its Nov. 18 release to $221.3 million.

The Muppets debuted in second place, collecting $29.5 million over the weekend and $42 million since Wednesday.

Happy Feet Two opened in the third spot, with $13.4 million over the weekend and $18.4 million for the five-day period that began Wednesday.

The animated film Arthur Christmas premiered in fourth place, earning $12.7 million from Friday through Sunday.  It had a five-day total of $17 million.

The new Martin Scorsese flick Hugo rounded out the top five, with a three day-total of $11.4 million.  It has earned $15.4 million since Wednesday.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1, $42 million.
2. The Muppets, $29.5 million.
3. Happy Feet Two, $13.4 million.
4. Arthur Christmas, $12.7 million.
5. Hugo, $11.4 million.
6. Jack and Jill, $10.3 million.
7. Immortals, $8.8 million.
8. Puss in Boots, $7.5 million.
9. Tower Heist, $7.3 million.
10. The Descendants, $7.2 million.

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Friday
Nov252011

"Twilight" Scene Causing Seizures?

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Fans of the Twilight movies have much more to worry about other than the series of films coming to a close next year, as a scene in the latest installment has reportedly been causing viewers across the country to have seizures.

Several instances of people saying they have developed seizures during the tense birthing scene in Breaking Dawn: Part One have been reported. The in-theater seizures, also known as photosensitive epilepsy, are thought to be a result of the bright flashing of red, black and white during the film’s nerve-wracking scene.

Brandon Gephart and Kelly Bauman had gone to see Breaking Dawn: Part One last Friday when Gephart began “convulsing, snorting, [and] trying to breathe,” according to Bauman. He doesn’t remember anything, he says, but soon awoke on the theater floor and was taken out by paramedics. The remainder of the screening was cancelled.

Instances of the scene inducing seizures have been reported elsewhere across the country. In Utah, a married couple told ABC-4 in Salt Lake City that bright, graphic scene caused the husband, who doesn’t want to be named for fear he could lose his job, to pass out and led to his entire body shaking.

“I didn’t really remember what happened after that. I think I blacked out. According to her, I was shaking and mumbling different noises,” he told ABC-4.

His wife was sitting by his side in the theater.

“He started mumbling and he was blinking on and off with his eyes at that point. I was kneeling in front of him slapping his face,” she said.

The couple said that they left early, and when they returned the next day they heard that it had happened to another girl watching the film too, though the manager of the multiplex where they viewed Breaking Dawn said he doesn’t know of that instance.

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Thursday
Nov172011

'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' Already Breaking Records

Summit Entertainment, LLC.(NEW YORK) -- Harry Potter fans go hard, but do Twi-Hards go harder? These latest numbers suggest so.

The fourth movie in the Twilight Saga series, Breaking Dawn, hasn’t even opened, but pre-ticket sales have already skyrocketed it to unprecedented heights. For the past six weeks, the film, which will be released Thursday night at midnight and is expected to break $100 million this weekend, has been the No. 1 ticket seller on Fandango.com. And just this week alone, it has accounted for 94 percent of all of their online ticket sales.

If this sounds impressive, well, it is. To give a little perspective, Happy Feet Two, which this week came in second on the list, totaled just two percent of ticket sales. And even Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2 (the last of the Harry Potter films), fell short of the vampires. The week of its premiere this past summer -- which turned out to be the biggest premiere of all time -- made up just 91 percent of all Fandango sales.

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