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Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Breaking Dawn Steven Spielberg/Jeremy Irvine/War Horse Opens Strongly; Cameron Crowe/Matt Damon/Scarlett Johansson/We Bought A Zoo Disappoints: Box Office Rounding out the top ten at the domestic box office this Christmas weekend was Amy Adams-Jason Segel's The Muppets with $2.14m according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. And that means Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, went the way of its three predecessors: David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Chris Weisz's The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight were all gone from the top-ten chart after five weekends. What's most surprising is how far down on the chart Breaking Dawn landed: no. 16 (both for the tree-day and the four-day weekend periods). Summit has lowered the film's estimates from $2.1m to $1.52m »
- Zac Gille
Billy Burke is not only featured in the November issue of New Orleans Living, but he’s also the cover photo as well. In the magazine, there’s a great photo shoot with Billy, and an interview with Billy where he discusses filming down in the New Orleans area, getting the part of Charlie Swan, the crazy Twilight phenomena, his twitter fans and his music. Check it all out below:
Did you get to spend any quality time in New Orleans while working in Louisiana?
Yes, I had my wife and my 3-year-old daughter with me, and a friend of mine was working on another movie down in New Orleans, and we stayed with him and had one of the best weeks we’ve had in recent memory. It was a beautiful time of the year and we were in a nice house in a great part of town, and I got to see a side of New Orleans I never really got to see before. I’ve been to New Orleans several times, but mostly just in the Quarter, and never really saw all the other stuff that the city has. It’s really one of my favorite cities. My wife is from England and she says that a lot of New Orleans doesn’t even feel like you are in America. It feels like a much more rich, European-type city.
Even cities in close proximity to New Orleans, like Baton Rouge, have a completely different vibe than the one New Orleans gives off.
Oh, wildly different! Like I mentioned, we shot “Drive Angry” in Shreveport, which is worlds away from New Orleans.
When did you realize “Twilight” would be a world-wide phenomenon?
During the first movie. I had never worked on a film where people would actually come from miles around to actually try to get a peek at what was going on. There were fans around the set constantly, which was a little unusual, so I began to realize that no matter what, this thing would probably have some legs, because it’s got a built in audience. Some of my fellow actors say they had no idea, but I kind of had a feeling that it would do something. I mean, you can’t ever imagine the kind of success this thing had. After the first movie came out, for the next movies, the set security was like nothing I had ever seen before; it was just insane. You never have to put up huge blockades of felt all around the perimeter of the set to prevent photographers and people from looking in. You go set to set and the actors are shrouded in umbrellas. It’s just nuts. But all the fans that I have ever encountered, in my personal experience, just have embraced it so warmly. They just want a picture and a hug, and I’m happy to give it to them, you know? I can’t speak for some of the other actors, but for me it’s just been nothing but love.
I see that you have a load of Twitter fans…
Yeah, that helped a lot with the sales of my record, actually. I was a bit reluctant to go on Twitter at first but someone convinced me it might be a good marketing tool, and so I did and a couple of weeks later I had all these followers. I had no idea where they came from. So I figured, “Well, now that I have all of these followers, what am I going to do with them? Oh, maybe I’ll put a record out,” you know. (Laughs).
See more at New Orleans Living here and see the digital issue here.
(Via Twilightish) »
On TV this final week of 2011: The Closer closes out its winter run, Rizzoli has a romantic reunion, Chuck spies baby woes and more. Things are still a bit sleepy on the TV front this holiday season, but we’ve dug up a smattering of fresh fare, some year-end round-ups and a few choice repeats to keep on your radar. (The TVLine-Up returns on a daily basis in 2012.)
Monday, December 26
8 pm House (Fox) | Cuddy’s back!… sort of, in a pair of Season 7 repeats featuring Candace Bergen as the DoM’s mom, and Thirteen trying to help out a sick prison pal. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Breaking Dawn Cameron Crowe/Matt Damon/Scarlett Johansson/We Bought A Zoo Disappoints, David Fincher/Daniel Craig/Rooney Mara/The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Passable: Box Office The no. 7 movie this Christmas weekend at the domestic box office will surely be Steven Spielberg's War Horse, which, as mentioned in part I of this three-part box-office article, is expected to gross close to $7 million on opening day — today. In addition to its four-legged star(s), War Horse features Jeremy Irvine, two-time Oscar nominee Emily Watson, Thor's Tom Hiddleston, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell, David Kross, Celine Buckens, Patrick Kennedy, Robert Emms, and Eddie Marsan. Sunday's other wide release, The Darkest Hour, an apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, isn't expected to make much of a splash at the box office despite showings at 2,324 locations. In fact, there's a good chance it won't »
- Zac Gille
Patrick Fugit, Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, We Bought a Zoo David Fincher/Rooney Mara/Daniel Craig's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to Surpass Swedish Original's Total Gross Over One Weekend: Box Office Despite the presence of Matt Damon, one of the most likable actors around, and former Woody Allen muse Scarlett Johansson, on Friday, Dec. 23, the kiddie-oriented We Bought a Zoo brought in a mere $3 million, landing at no. 6 on the North American box-office chart according to early, rough estimates found at both The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.com. Directed by Cameron Crowe, who has been luckier with Tom Cruise (Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky), and distributed by 20th Century Fox, We Bought a Zoo is expected to gross less than $8 million at 3,117 locations over the three-day weekend. Memories of the tragic, bloody slaughter of dozens of wild animals in Ohio a few weeks ago — the animals had been »
- Zac Gille
Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock, The Adventures of Tintin David Fincher/Rooney Mara/The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Has Good (Not Great) Opening Day: Box Office With Tom Cruise performing impossible stunts in Brad Bird's live-action Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol, Tintin's motion-captured stunts in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn may look a tad less compelling. At least in English-speaking North America. Whereas The Adventures of Tintin has grossed $239 million overseas, in the Us/Canada the adventure tale featuring the intrepid Belgian hero opened with a disappointing $2.3 million on Wednesday, Dec. 21, according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. (Tintin had already earned about $3.2 million in Quebec, where it opened on Dec. 9.) Tintin's top foreign market is France, where it has pulled in $53m; it's currently the fourth biggest 2011 release in that country, after local box-office hits Intouchables and Nothing to Declare, »
- Zac Gille
Breaking Dawn movie: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart on Isle Esme It's the holiday season, filled with joy and happiness and kinky vampire sex. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, starring Robert Pattinson as the lovestruck vampire Edward Cullen, Kristen Stewart as the vampire-impregnated human Bella Swan Cullen, and Taylor Lautner as the vampire-phobic werewolf Jacob Black, passed the $650 million mark at the worldwide box office last weekend after earning $8.7 million overseas and $4.19 million in North America. The latest Twilight movie is now well on its way to the $700 million mark. Breaking Dawn 1 has collected an estimated $391.4 million internationally up until Sunday, December 18, in addition to $266.97 million in the United States and Canada up until Monday, December 19, for a grand total of $658.37 million. Considering that Breaking Dawn has yet to open in mid-size Twilight markets such as Japan and Hong Kong, and that the Christmas and New Year holidays are just around the corner, »
- Zac Gille
The silver lining at the North American box office this weekend is the Brad Bird/Tom Cruise $140 million-budgeted combo Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol, which has raked in an impressive, IMAX-boosted $4.6 million — including $1m from Thursday midnight showings — at only 425 locations (300 of which IMAX theaters). As per The Hollywood Reporter, Ghost Protocol should bring in $12 million by Sunday evening. If so, that would represent an outstanding, even considering the IMAX surcharges, $28,400 per-theater average.
For comparison's sake, Mission: Impossible III earned $47.74 million at 4,054 theaters in July 2006 (approx. $58 million today), averaging $11,776 per site (approx. $14,000 today). At a little more than one tenth of the number of theaters, Ghost Protocol is expected to take in more than one fifth of the inflation-adjusted gross of its predecessor. »
- Zac Gille
Starring Kristen Stewart as a pregnant human, Robert Pattinson as a vampire, and Taylor Lautner as a six-packed werewolf, Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is now the third-biggest blockbuster at the North American box office, having surpassed Todd Phillips' comedy sequel The Hangover: Part II last weekend. According to figures found at Box Office Mojo, The Hangover 2, which stars Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms stranded in Thailand, has collected $254.46 million in the domestic market. After 27 days (up until Dec. 14), Breaking Dawn 1 has raked in $261.45 million. No wonder Star Trek's George Takei is terrified of the Twilight menace.
- Zac Gille
'Twilight' creator Stephenie Meyer says when she was on the 'Breaking Dawn' set for the wedding scene, it was really emotional and you'll never guess why! Why on earth would Kristen Stewart ever make the woman credited with jumpstarting her career cry? HollywoodLife.com got our twi-hands on The Official Illustrated Breaking Dawn Movie Companion book and in it Stephenie Meyer gives us the full scoop as to why she could barely keep it together on the big day! "I wasn't thinking about my character [Bella's] big moment until Kristen actually walked down the aisle, looking breathtaking in her dress," Stephenie says. "She seemed truly nervous. She looked at me for a second as she walked by on Billy Burke's arm, and that was when it hit me: we were wrapping it all up, and Bella and Edward weren't going to be a part of my daily life anymore. »
- Chloe Melas
Summit released 1st official Twilight Breaking Dawn part 2 vampire Bella photo. Summit Entertainment recently released the official Breaking Dawn companion,and it came with this new,official photo of Bella as a vampire for the very first time. This scene actually occurred at the end of part 1,but this is a more close-up shot. It's when she first woke up after nearly dying from her very gruesome bloodsucker baby birth. Part 2 will star: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Rami Malek, Maggie Grace, Mackenzie Foy,and Tracey Heggins. In the 2nd flick,Bella will reportedly get into a squabbling match with Jacob at one point,and the Cullens will have to train Bella to control her blood thirst cravings. It sounds like it will be very interesting. It will also feature vampires from all over the world. »
The worst weekend at the North American box office since September 2008, with an overall take of $78 million. That's this very weekend (Dec. 9-11), when Garry Marshall's critically lambasted Warner Bros. release New Year's Eve succeeded in topping the domestic box-office chart with a meager $13.7 million, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. At 3,505 locations, New Year's Eve averaged a not-at-all celebratory $3,910 per site.
Thanks to a prestigious cast including Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, and Hilary Swank; Oscar nominees Michelle Pfeiffer and Abigail Breslin; and teen idol Zac Efron, Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker, Two and Half Men's Ashton Kutcher, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon co-star Josh Duhamel (photo), some had been expecting that New Year's Eve would open around $30 million. Later on, $20 million became an acceptable figure. But $13.7 million? Chances are New Year's Eve won't get even close to matching »
- Zac Gille
Michelle Pfeiffer, New Year's Eve Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, and countless others, Garry Marshall's Warner Bros. release New Year's Eve opened way below expectations on Friday, Dec. 9, collecting an estimated $5.08 million according to Box Office Mojo. The all-star omnibus romantic comedy-drama will be lucky if it reaches $16-17 million over the weekend, whereas some had been expecting an opening around $30 million. Screening at 3,505 sites, New Year's Eve averaged a meager $1,449 per theater. For comparison's sake: Marshall's all-star Valentine's Day — featuring Julia Roberts, Taylor Lautner, Bradley Cooper, Shirley MacLaine, Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, and others — debuted with $56.26 million in February 2010. Ken Kwapis' similarly packaged all-star romantic comedy-drama He's Just Not That into You — with once again Bradley Cooper, plus Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Drew Barrymore, et al. — raked in $27.78 million in February 2009. Not helping matters is »
- Zac Gille
Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, New Year's Eve Starring about half of Hollywood, Garry Marshall's Warner Bros. release New Year's Eve is the latest movie to open to underwhelming figures in North America, according to early, rough box-office estimates found at Deadline.com. After grossing anywhere between $5 and $6 million on Friday, Dec. 9, New Year's Eve is expected to collect at most a mere $16 million over the weekend. For comparison's sake: Marshall's Valentine's Day took in $56.26 million in February 2010, while Ken Kwapis' similarly packaged all-star romantic comedy-drama He's Just Not That into You collected $27.78 million in February 2009. Box Office Mojo had predicted an opening for New Year's Eve close to $30 million. The extensive New Year's Eve cast includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Cary Elwes, Alyssa Milano, Common, Jessica Biel, Seth Meyers, Sarah Paulson, Til Schweiger, Carla Gugino, Katherine Heigl, Jon Bon Jovi, Sofia Vergara, Ashton Kutcher, »
- Zac Gille
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 topped the North American box office for the 20th consecutive day on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Breaking Dawn was barely above the $1 million-per-day mark, taking in $1.06 million, but that was enough to bring its grand domestic total up to $250.45 million, according to Box Office Mojo. For comparison's sake: Chris Weisz's The Twilight Saga: New Moon passed the $250 million mark on Day 16 in early December 2009. David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse passed $250 million also on Day 16 in mid-July 2010. Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight cumed at $192.76 million in early 2009. Now, on the positive side Breaking Dawn has been losing steam at a slower pace than New Moon, which fell below the $1m-per-day mark (inflation adjusted) on Day 20. Unless Thursday (Dec. 8) turns out to be an unusually slow day, »
- Zac Gille
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1: Bella and Edward's honeymoon in Brazil (click on the photo to enlarge it) Directed by Dreamgirls and Kinsey's Bill Condon, and starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 either has already passed or is about to pass — sometime today, at the latest — the $600 million mark worldwide. According to Box Office Mojo, Breaking Dawn had collected an estimated $344.8 million internationally as of December 4, in addition to $249.38 million in the United States and Canada as of Dec. 6 for a grand total of $594.18 million. In North America alone, Breaking Dawn added another $1.31 million on Tuesday; last weekend, the latest Twilight movie added $40.4 million internationally (vs. $15.36 million in the Us/Canada). For comparison's sake, both Chris Weitz' The Twilight Saga: New Moon, though substantially ahead of Breaking Dawn in the (currently depressed) domestic market, »
- Zac Gille
Twilight Returns to The Closer
You might know actor Billy Burke as Chief Charlie Swan from the Twilight Saga films. He reprises his role as Bella’s Dad in Breaking Dawn, part one, in theaters now, but Billy Burke is also a major guest character in the TNT network series, The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick. This, too, is a role the actor is about to revisit.
TV Line called Burke’s character, Philip Stroh, the “Moby Dick” of Sedgwick’s Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. He’s compared to that epic’s white whale, because thus far in the series, Stroh was the attorney for a man being investigated for a series of rapes. The man confessed to the crimes, but managed to recant and incriminate Stroh instead. He accused his own attorney! Brenda couldn’t turn up enough evidence against Stroh, however.
Fans can expect to see Stroh return to The Closer. »
- Sasha Nova
The Closer‘s series finale is still a ways away — the final episode of TNT’s hit crime drama won’t air until next summer — but TVLine has already learned that the show will go out with perhaps the most appropriate (and likely biggest) bang possible.
Sources tell us exclusively that in two episodes forming The Closer‘s very final act, Brenda will once again face off against her Moby Dick, the one that got away, the target of her one unclosed investigation — in other words, slithery and slippery legal eagle Philip Stroh (played by The Twilight Saga‘s Billy Burke)
As longtime viewers know, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
New Twilight Breaking Dawn photo features the Cullens huddled up for the wedding. Here is another new Breaking Dawn part 1 photo that was released online a couple days ago,and it features the Cullens all dressed up very nice at Bella and Edwards big wedding. It shows Emmet Cullen,Rosalie Hale, Dr. Carlisle Cullen,Esme Cullen,Alice Cullen, and Jasper Hale. All the women look exceptionally hot,especially Ashley Greene aka Alice Cullen. As for the movie,it has been quite a success at the box office,generating a whopping $500 million dollars plus in worldwide ticket sales and growing. The movie stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Rami Malek, Maggie Grace,and Mackenzie Foy. As for part 2,it's going to feature vampires from all over the world as well as Kristen Stewart as a vampire. »
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“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Anna Kendrick, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Bronson Pelletier, Booboo Stewart, Michael Sheen, Gil Birmingham, Sarah Clarke, Ty Olsson, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser and Christian Sloan from director Bill Condon and writer Melissa Rosenberg based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer.
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