Reuters Predicts Despite High Numbers: Twilight Saga Will End With a Whimper

Rueters has a piece up that frankly we are finding a little baffling. Amidst a piece that tends (in our opinion) to ramble quite a bit, they are claiming that the Twilight craze is over despite Breaking Dawn selling really well according to Fandango. They then go into this strange True Blood and Vampire Diaries analogy.

And tracking for the next “Twilight” film is good, with “Breaking Dawn” the bestselling movie ticket at Fandango as of late last week, according to the site’s Harry Medved.

But nothing R. Patz and K. Stew do in theaters will surpass what the randy vampires on “True Blood” do weekly on the small screen. And as HBO’s “Blood” has stolen some of “Twilight’s” sex thunder with the older crowd, the CW’s “Vampire Diaries” has given the teen set (oh OK, and some more mature viewers, too) a chance to get their fill of soapy vamp drama on a weekly basis.

Plus, the demo that created that frenzy has grown up. Except for the Twihards, the initial pre-teen-girl fan base — we all know this is a largely female phenomenon — has moved on to other things. It’s hard to see them still wearing those Team Edward or Team Jacob tees.

In fact, it’s hard to see anyone still wearing those tees.

Read the whole article here. Do you agree?

Comments

  1. Uhm…I’m 51 and I still wear my Twilight t-shirts, thank you very much. I still carry my New Moon tote bag to work.

    But…I DO think that these last two films won’t be as successful (money-wise) as the others. There are a vast number of us who didn’t like Breaking Dawn (whether anyone wants to admit it or not.) I’m not as anxious to see these last two movies as I was all the others, just because I didn’t care for the change in tone from the previous 3 books.

    My hope is that Rosenberg and Condon will actually IMPROVE upon the last book in these films.

  2. I can see just about everyone here is in my age group. I just turned 34 last month and I’m one of the biggest Twilight fans in my family besides my almost 20-year-old cousin. This aricle is written from a cynic who obviously doesn’t look at the entire audience reading and watching Twilight to know,that the fan base ranges in age. Even after BD part 2 is released next year,the fan base is going to continue and flourish. Some would have thought it would have fazed out some,after the last novel came out because the reaction was mixed. I’ve noticed the fan base has grown twice the size since then and it hasn’t slowed down yet. Not to mention the enormous international fan base and they’re just as passionate about the series as we are here in the states. I don’t see the craze for Twilight slowing down anytime soon and we as the fans will keep this train going for as long as possible.

  3. CullenCoven says:

    Wtf?

  4. spidermonkey says:

    They don’t know what they are talking about. They don’t understand the Twilight Fans…

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