Twilight Nominations 2011 Teen Choice Awards

Here is the rundown of the 2011 Teen Choice Awards sponsored by the Fox Network. If you make the age requirements start voting daily!

Movie Category

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie: Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor: Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress:
Kristen Stewart

Villian: Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria

Male Scene Stealer: Kellan Lutz as Emmett

Female Scene Stealer:
Ashley Greene as Alice

Also in the movies categories Cam Gigandet and Robert Pattinson are nominated in the dramatic actor category.

Music Category

The are no Twilight specific nominations, but movie and Stephenie Meyer’s playlist artists both appear.

Other category

Male Hottie: Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner


E!: The Finalish Word on Eclipse

E! takes a look at the money Eclipse is earning in a summer where most intended blockbusters have positively fizzled.

A lot has been made that Eclipse isn’t living up to expectations. Unfortunately the numbers disagree. Initially, statistically New Moon made more; however New Moon experienced significant box office drop offs that Eclipse hasn’t. For example the first week that Eclipse made less than 1 million dollars on a given day was this past week. New Moon on the other hand, 30 days into its release, had multiple days with less than a million dollar take.

According to E!:

“With a $290.2 million domestic take, as of Wednesday, Eclipse is the third-biggest grosser of the summer, and the fourth biggest of the year. Worldwide, it’s at about $650 million, which makes it the year’s biggest 2-D movie so far, and third biggest overall, behind the 3-D-assisted Alice in Wonderland and Toy Story 3.

In short, Eclipse was, as expected, big.

“When you consider that the film cost under $70 million, it will probably, along with Toy Story 3, end up as one of the most profitable films of the year,” Exhibitor Relations’ box office analyst Jeff Bock said in an email.”

The only place where Eclipse is not coming in as big as New Moon is in the foreign box office. That seems to be accounted for by fluctuating exchange rates. If you’ve traveled overseas lately you know what that is like.

“Summit exec Richie Fay said Friday he expects Eclipse to keep the edge domestically. Worldwide, he was less sure, saying foreign-exchange rates may cut into Eclipse‘s bottom line, although the film’s overseas attendance has been virtually even with that of New Moon‘s.

“We’re not really looking at franchise fatigue,” Fay said. “I think our audience has remained relatively loyal. It might have [even] expanded a little bit.”

See more on E!

Eclipse reached the 290 million mark domestically this week.  New Moon ended its box office run with 296 million.  We’re going to predict that by next weekend Eclipse will reach the same box office draw as as did New Moon.  Additionally, we are going to go out on a limb and state that we think Eclipse will reach the elusive 300 million mark, something that few films reach. If it does so, it will mark the first time since Titanic that a primarily women’s draw feature will have reached this mark.

Eclipse Stars Visiting Movie Theaters This Weekend

The official Eclipse Movie website has been updated to give general, or in some cases not so general, locations that the Eclipse starts will be in. EDITED: the official Eclipse page has now been updated with exact locations

The Carmike theater chain has confirmed a Nashville site. we do not know if this will be the only Nashville appearance.  Various stars like Gil Girmingham, Christian Serratos, and Tinsel Korey have tweeted about getting on planes bound out of LA. Others like Taylor Lautner and Jackson Rathbone did New York media appearances yesterday. So keep an eye out. Unlikely to appear anywhere is Robert Pattinson who is under contractual obligation to the Water For Elephants movie at present. All locations as noted in the graphic are subject to change.

TY to Amanda Bell for her assistance with this story.

The Hollywood Reporter Reviews Eclipse

The Hollywood Reporter has their Eclipse review up. It’s not too spoilery as reviews go, but the movie is discussed. One interesting facet is that THR points out that in their opinion the major flaws of previous movies were not writing flaws per say, but what one is left to assume were acting, directorial and/or editing flaws.

It’s an interesting critique especially when movie critics are coming out loving this movie and Melissa Rosenberg has written all three, food for thought on whether fans who critique understand the difference between words on written page, words delivered by actors, words coached and shot by directors, and where the artistic license and interpretation for good or for bad lies.  It makes for interesting discussion if nothing else as to if the flaws in any given scenes were lack of insight on the writer’s, actor’s or director’s part or a combo of all three.  In short, it may not be obvious to the untrained eye where the fault lies.

‘It took three films, but “The Twilight Saga” finally nails just the right tone in “Eclipse,” a film that neatly balances the teenage operatic passions from Stephenie Meyer’s novels with the movies’ supernatural trappings.

Where the first film leaned heavily on camp and the second faltered through caution and slickness, “Eclipse” moves confidently into the heart of the matter — a love triangle that causes a young woman to realize choices lead to consequences that cannot be reversed.

With the momentum of a movie series that sees installments arriving like clockwork every year, “Eclipse” looks primed to be the most successful film yet in Summit Entertainment’s franchise. The action is pretty much relegated to the climax, but it’s nifty enough that young men may get into the series too even if “Eclipse” isn’t their first choice on a Friday night.”

Read more on THR.

TY to James for the heads up.

Twenty New Eclipse Publicity Stills

These are really exciting. Unlike some other previously released shot, there are some key relationship moments here between Charlie and Bella, Sam and Emily, Alice and Jasper, Carlisle and Esme, Emmett and Rosalie…which is your favorite. You can also see the photos individually on our Facebook page. Photo Credit: Kimberley French
© 2010 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.

MTV Debuts New Eclipse Clip

So what do you think of the latest clip?

MTV Teases 10 Seconds of Eclipse Clip

MTV has 10 seconds of the full clip to be seen on Sunday at the MTV Movie Awards.

Alphie’s Eclipse Review

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As most of you know, a special screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was shown to Oprah’s audience members on Tuesday May 4, 2010.  I was able to attend the screening.  I don’t want to spoil too much, so I hope to make this review as spoiler free as possible. Now if you are trying to stay 100% spoiler free stop reading here, but if you want more, read on . [Read more...]

Eclipse Pre-Sale Tickets This Week!

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According to Summit, “This Friday, May 14, you can pick up your tickets to THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE on Fandango and MovieTickets.com! Official run time is 2 hours and 4 minutes.”

If you remember, when New Moon tickets went up for pre-sale they set a new record on Fandango and other online ticket brokers:

“According to Fandango, who notes that their numbers are increasing every second, several thousand New Moon showtimes have sold out, making it the most the company has ever sold prior to a film’s release date. (And, yes, that means the film has even topped The Dark Knight, and movies from both the Harry Potter and Star Wars franchises.) AMC and MovieTickets.com report the same information. Both the movie chain and the online ticket buying service have said the film has broken records set by Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. (New Moon even nabbed the No. 1 spot on MovieTickets.com’s list of top 10 advance ticket sellers of all time, breaking a nearly five-year-old record set by Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith. The service is also reporting over 2,150 sellouts for the film, with over 200 in Los Angeles and New York.)” Source EW

So do you think that Eclipse will beat New Moon’s record?

Official Eclipse Site Goes Live

eclipsecropLast night the official site for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse went live.  You can watch the trailers, see productions stills, and get the Twilight tracker App for those of you with an iPhone.  The site will update as more information becomes available.