Harry Potter Finale May Take New Moon and Eclipse Records

According to Entertainment Weekly, Part 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may overtake he box office records set by New Moon:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part 2 has already collected $25 million domestically from advance ticket sales, according to Variety. The majority of the sales have reportedly been for midnight screenings, giving Deathly Hallows a legitimate shot at beating the $30 million midnight record set last year by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The final Harry Potter film will also be aiming its wand at some other box-office milestones, such as the largest opening day (currently The Twilight Saga: New Moon with $72.7 million) and the biggest opening weekend (The Dark Knight with $158.4 million).”

See more on EW

Twilight Saga Teaser Reveals: A History

Here are the Twilight Saga Teasers to compare. Which one do you think did the best job? Do you think Breaking Dawn 1 can top your favorite?

New Moon Inspired Stevie Nicks, Who Knew?

According to the press release for her new album called In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks was inspired by New Moon! Laura is a HUGE Stevie Nicks fan and is jumping up and down like crazy!

Rock ‘n Roll’s reigning queen Stevie Nicks will be releasing her highly anticipated new CD “In Your Dreams” on May 3rd, it was announced today by Reprise Records. This will be Nicks’ first CD of new material since the release of her Grammy nominated “Trouble in Shangri-La” ten years ago. “In Your Dreams” was written and recorded at Nicks’ Los Angeles home and is co-produced by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. Nicks and Stewart
co-wrote seven of the album’s thirteen songs.

“I had written a song in Brisbane, Australia when I was on tour with Fleetwood Mac in 2009 called ‘Moonlight — A Vampire’s Dream’ which was inspired by the ‘New Moon’ film. When I finished writing that song, which came together really quickly, I knew the time was right to start recording. We had a core group of five people who were at the heart of the creation of ‘In Your Dreams.’ Dave and myself, my longtime friend and musical director, Waddy Wachtel, and my girls, Sharon Celani and Lori Nicks. It was a perfect blend,” commented Nicks.

“This was one of the most extraordinary experiences I’ve had making a record. It is the first album that I have had this kind of collaboration since the making of Rumours. Dave created a situation where I could be
totally creative and focused on writing songs and making music. I cannot remember ever having this much fun making a record. Writing the songs and recording them in my home studio was the key element in how this music turned out. It made the whole process seem very similar to how we used to work back in the day,” she concluded.

The first single “Secret Love” written by Nicks is currently on iTunes. “It was 1976 and Fleetwood Mac was opening for Peter Frampton at the time. It was written about a forbidden relationship — not Peter and I,”
laughed Nicks. “I always knew that one day I was going to record the song.”

Nicks is currently gearing up to join forces with fellow rocker Rod Stewart for the 16 city Heart & Soul Tour, one of the most anticipated music events of the year… The first show is scheduled on March 20th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Stevie Nicks is a multi Grammy Award winner and Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Her extraordinary career as a solo artist, songwriter, live performer and member of Fleetwood Mac is legendary. Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” was one of the biggest selling albums of all time. She has penned such Mac classics as “Landslide,” “Dreams,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “Rhiannon.” As a solo artist, beginning with the five time platinum debut “Bella Donna,” her solo hits include unforgettable singles such as “Edge of Seventeen,” “Leather and Lace” and “Stand Back.”

So any other Stevie Nicks fans out there? What do you think about Stevie possibly being a Breaking Dawn soundtrack artist?

Initial heads up Via Twilight Poison

New Moon from a Child’s Point of View

Last night I let my kid watch New Moon for the first time. Now, it should be noted that my kids are currently 6 and 8 years old. My 6 year old daughter is into all things having to do with princesses or animals of every kind. My 8 year old son loves Harry Potter, Star Wars, and video games. After five years of having their mom deal with Twilight stuff, they know who Bella, Edward, and Jacob are. They know Edward is a vampire and Jacob is a werewolf, but that’s about it. They’ve never had any interest in anything Twilight. So when it came on TV last night, I figured they would run away and go play something in their rooms. Nope. They sat and watched the film, and in typical child fashion, they asked hundreds of questions. After about 10 mins of giggling at the randomness, innocence, and childlike wonder of their questions, I started tweeting them out for all to see.

Well, it seems those tweets were quite popular last night! RealOrNotReal apparently read the tweets out loud to her family while driving cross country. Tucheer83 has requested to meet my kids at a convention so she can get their autographs! So I figured that since so many of us are trapped in our homes here in the states from a snow storm, I’d share the tweets with everyone on the blog  just so you can have a little laugh of your own. They came into the film just at the end of the birthday party when Carlisle was stitching up Bella’s arm. The tweets are in order, so imagine watching the film from start to finish as you read though. You can continue reading under the cut.
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Twilight Saga Rocks Multiple Top Ten Lists

Best movie Soundtrack of 2010, Eclipse on Next Movie

soundrtrackcovere“Everybody likes to make fun of “Twilight” – adults, children, house pets – but the producers of the films threw a monkey wrench in the gears of the irony machine by stuffing the soundtrack to their latest effort full of awesome songs from ultra-cool indie bands. “Eclipse” is a who’s who of moody indie rock, featuring a lineup that would make Pitchfork’s brains explode: Beck, Bat For Lashes, Metric, Vampire Weekend, Muse, the Black Keys…the list goes on and on. Perhaps this all shouldn’t be surprising given that music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas made a name for herself turning television’s “The O.C.” into an avenue for indie rock exposure, but it’s still a very pleasant surprise to see the music from a “Twilight” film become the “Singles” soundtrack of the aughts.”

Top Movie Trailer of 2010, Eclipse, via  Google tracking

“Blockbuster ‘Twilight Eclipse’ has beaten ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, ‘Iron Man 2’ and ‘A Team’ as the top most searched film trailer on google.

While the film didn’t have the enormous hype of Harry Potter, it was a favorite amongst internet users who search for trailers using google. This was despite the fact it received mixed reviews and was not as highly regarded as the previous outing of the franchise.”

Number Three Charity Auction of the Year, according to Tonic

“3. Meet Robert Pattinson on the set of Twilight: Breaking Dawn, to benefit the GO Campaign — $85,000.
The winner received the chance for four people total to experience first-hand the biggest pop culture phenomenon of the decade as they will spend a day on the set, including the chance to meet the film’s star Robert Pattinson!

This auction package included 2 nights in a Deluxe Executive Suite at the elite Four Season Hotel in Vancouver and VIP limousine service to and from the Breaking Dawn set provided by Star Limousine Services!”

New Moon was the third biggest VOD (video on demand) film for 2010.According to Variety who reported on Comcast’s results,

“The second most popular pic on VOD was “Couples Retreat,” followed by “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “Hot Tub Time Machine.”

Coming in at No. 5 was “The Hurt Locker,” which made just $16.4 million in theatrical release. Though that Kathryn Bigelow film was released in 2009, VOD transactions were strong after its six Oscar wins in March.”

New Moon Ranks Number 3 For Video on Demand

According to Moviefone, New Moon was the third biggest VOD (video on demand) film for 2010.  Comcast, one of the nation’s largest VOD companies traced the surprising results.

1.  The Blind Side
2.  Couples Retreat
3.  Twilight Saga: New Moon
4.  Hot Tub Time Machine
5.  The Hurt Locker
6.  It’s Complicated
7.  Shutter Island
8.  Date Night
9.  The Book of Eli
10.  Avatar

Get the full analysis on Moviefone.

It’s interesting because other notable hits of 2009 that hit VOD in 2010 were no place to be found. It also shows what OSCAR buzz can do, when the little known Hurt Locker (also a Summit film) was suddenly launched into awareness in the post theatrical run.

Are you a VOD person? What do you think of the results?

New Moon and Eclipse Still Hang on to Midnight Sales Record

It was widely predicted that the latest installment of the Harry Potter franchise would upset the records set by the two most recent Twilight films. However the results fell short of what was widely thought to be a shoe-in for Harry Potter to overtake New Moon. Most  industry blogs were divided 50/50 on whether it would overtake Eclipse. In the end, Harry Potter didn’t overtake either of them in midnight sales(midnight sales cover tickets sold midnight until circa 10:00am).

According to MarketWatch:

““Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I” made $24 million in its debut during the wee hours Friday, enough to pull into third place among films with midnight screenings, according to figures from box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

“Deathly Hallows” fell behind two films in the “Twilight” series. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” still is tops with its $30 million-plus debut earlier this year on June 30. And “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” comes in second at $26.3 million for its Nov. 20, 2009 midnight release.”

Regardless of the midnight showing results, Harry Potter will undoubtedly be in the top ten films this year and in all likelihood make the top five. The franchise is also set to overtake Star Wars as the most successful film franchise at the box office. Also in fairness to the Potter chain, Eclipse opened at roughly 4,400 theaters opening day while Potter opened at roughly 4,100. (Stats via Box Office Mojo).

What will really be interesting is if Harry Potter can do two things: 1) break the $300,000,000 mark, something it has only done twice 2) beat the $317,575,550 benchmark set back in 2001 with the first Harry Potter movie. To overtake Eclipse in total sales, Harry Potter needs to come in at over $300,531,751 by the time it finishes its run.

New Moon Makes Appearance in Direct TV Commercial

TY to Catherine on the heads up on this one.

“Edward” TV Spot

Here is a look at the advertisement for the New Moon DVD that’s been titled “Edward.” Only a few days left more to wait!

Behind the Scenes Look at MTV

MTV has some video footage from the New Moon DVD that gives us some behind the scenes moments from the making of the film.  Included in the clip is a look at how that did the Jacob’s transformation into a wolf that was shown in the New Moon trailer.  Visit there site to watch the video and get all the information.