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Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson/Taylor Lautner/Breaking Dawn Fails to Break Five-Weekend Record: Box Office

27 December 2011 12:37 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

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

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Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart/Taylor Lautner/Breaking Dawn to Break Twilight Movie Top-Ten Record?: Box Office

25 December 2011 9:11 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

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

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Matt Damon/We Bought A Zoo Weak, Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson/Breaking Dawn Top-Ten Sixth Weekend?: Box Office

24 December 2011 2:45 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

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

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Steven Spielberg/Tintin Tumbles, Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart/Breaking Dawn Nearly Gone from Top Ten: Box Office

22 December 2011 6:38 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

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

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Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson/Taylor Lautner/Breaking Dawn to Reach $700 Million Worldwide?: Box Office

21 December 2011 12:10 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

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

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Tom Cruise/Mission: Impossible 4 Outstanding Average, Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart/Breaking Dawn Modest Drop

17 December 2011 1:42 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol

Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey Jr/Jude Law/Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Underwhelms: Box Office

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

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Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson/Taylor Lautner/Breaking Dawn Now Third Biggest Box-Office Hit of 2011

15 December 2011 5:23 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson in Bill Condon's Breaking Dawn: Part 1

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.

The two 2011 releases still ahead of Breaking Dawn are David Yates/Daniel Radcliffe/Ralph Fiennes' fantasy thriller Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 »

- Zac Gille

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New Years Eve Tops Worst Weekend Since 2008, Breaking Dawn Down 52%

11 December 2011 6:37 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

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

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Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart/Breaking Dawn Bumped by All-Star New Years Eve, Jonah Hill/The Sitter

10 December 2011 3:01 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

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

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New Years Eve, The Sitter Underwhelm; Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Battle The Muppets: Box Office

10 December 2011 2:04 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

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

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Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson Breaking Dawn Passes $250 Million Mark in North America: Box Office

9 December 2011 1:45 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

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

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Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson/Taylor Lautner Breaking Dawn Passing $600 Million Mark: Box Office

7 December 2011 5:57 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

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

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Another Actor Gets a Boarding Pass for Flight 7500

7 December 2011 10:57 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Here at Dread Central we're huge fans of Takashi Shimizu so we're uber-jazzed about his next foray into the world of fright, 7500. We're even happier about the flick's casting. Speaking of which, you can add another doomed passenger to the ever growing flight manifest.

Johnathon Schaech (Prom Night, Laid to Rest, Quarantine, ChromeSkull) has joined the previously announced Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Leslie Bibb, Jamie Chung, Nicky Whelan, Christian Serratos, Scout Taylor-Compton, Jerry Ferrara, and Alex Frost.

Look for the flick in theatres on August 31, 2012.

From the Prior Press Release:

Written by Craig Rosenberg (TV’s "Lost") and produced by Taka Ichise (The Grudge) and Roy Lee (The Ring), 7500 follows a group of passengers who encounter what appears to be a supernatural force while on a trans-Pacific flight. John Middleton and Tracy McGrath are serving as executive producers.

Chung will play Suzy Lee, a newly engaged flight attendant on Vista »

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Johnathon Schaech Hallucinates Takeoff in '7500'

7 December 2011 7:59 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Johnathon Schaech - best known as the killer in Prom Night, star of Laid to Rest, Quarantine and ChromeSkull, and the forthcoming The Culling and Dark Circles - will star as a hallucination pilot in CBS Films' now-filming 7500. He will star alongside previously announced Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Leslie Bibb, Jamie Chung, Nicky Whelan, Christian Serratos, Scout Taylor-Compton, Jerry Ferrara and Alex Frost, with The Grudge's Takashi Shimizu taking the helm. Kwanten and Smart co-star as married couple Brad and Pia Martin, who board Vista Pacific Flight 7500 with their two longtime friends for a trip to Japan. Bibb is set to play Laura Baxter, a stewardess on the transpacific liner, who is involved in a complicated and secret relationship. CBS will approve takeoff on August 31, 2012. »

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Actor Jonathon Schaech Is The Latest To Board Flight 7500

7 December 2011 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Actor Jonathon Schaech ('Prom Night') is the latest to hop on board Takashi Shimizu's new flight into terror flick '7500'. Schaech joins the CBS Films production and will play an airline pilot 'who starts seeing things beyond reality'. Hmmmmm. Other crew and passengers who are taking off on the project are Ryan Kwanten ('True Blood'), Amy Smart ('Mirrors'), Leslie Bibb ('Trick 'r Treat'), Jamie Chung ('Sorority Row'), Christian Serratos ('The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1'), Jerry Ferrara, Scout Taylor-Compton ('Halloween') and Nicky Whelan (below). »

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Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson/Breaking Dawn Not Impossible But Unlikely to Reach $300 Million Domestic

4 December 2011 2:03 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Breaking Dawn As reported in a previous article, Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, starring young movie icons Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, topped the North American box-office chart for the third weekend in a row after collecting an estimated $16.9 million. Breaking Dawn is now the first Twilight movie at the no. 1 spot for three weekends (consecutive or otherwise). Now, in the last hour or so, several people have sent us messages asking what that means in terms of the film's ultimate domestic box-office gross. Well, as mentioned in one my previous posts, Breaking Dawn earned more on its third weekend than any of the other Twilight Saga movies: David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse earned $13.42m in July 2010, Chris Weitz's The Twilight Saga: New Moon earned $15.42m (about $16m today*) on the first weekend in December 2009; and Catherine Hardwicke »

- Zac Gille

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Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson/Taylor Lautner/Breaking Dawn Breaks Twilight Staying-Power Record: Box Office

4 December 2011 12:21 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Edward and Bella honeynoon: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart in Breaking Dawn This may have been the slowest weekend at the domestic box office in 2011 — estimates range from $79 to $82 million — but one star continues to shine (even if steadily losing its brilliance): despite an estimated 60% drop-off rate, Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, topped the North American box-office chart for the third weekend in a row. Breaking Dawn has now become the very first Twilight movie at the no. 1 spot on three weekends (consecutive or otherwise). According to Box Office Mojo, Breaking Dawn earned an estimated $16.9 million, easily beating The Muppets' $11.2 million at no. 2. Even Martin Scorsese's well-received Hugo, which collected $7.62 million at no. 3, was left behind in terms of per-theater average: at 4,046 locations, Breaking Dawn averaged $4,177 per site; Hugo, despite 3D surcharges, averaged only $4,144 at 1,840. Remember, all things being equal, »

- Zac Gille

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Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson/Breaking Dawn: First Twilight Movie to Remain on Top for Three Weekends?

3 December 2011 1:41 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Breaking Dawn Who wants overweight old men with long white beards when you have available beefy, beardless young werewolves? Well, there are surely many who would rather go for the hairy older men type — or at least for hairy, talking puppets — but those people apparently haven't been going to the movies all that often. Hence … Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, starring young, hot, and beautiful Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner should top the North American box office for the third weekend in a row. According to Box Office Mojo, Breaking Dawn earned an estimated $5.5 million on Friday. That means the fourth installment in the Twilight Saga movie series collected more than twice the $2.73 million earned by the no. 2 movie on the chart, The Muppets. Even if the kiddie flick soars on the weekend proper — as it's bound to do — at »

- Zac Gille

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Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart/Taylor Lautner Combo More Alluring than Kermit the Frog?: Box Office

3 December 2011 1:25 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Taylor Lautner's Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn Part 1 (check out his right eye) Christmas is almost here, but vampires and werewolves may continue to exude more box-office appeal than furry, talking, kiddie-friendly puppets. Translation: this weekend, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and a less virginal Kristen Stewart will likely put more butts into more North American movie-theater seats than Kermit the Frog. According to Variety, the Bill Condon-directed The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 should finish the box-office line ahead of The Muppets. As per early, rough estimates, Breaking Dawn is expected to collect another $14-$15 million, while The Muppets should gross $13 million. If those early estimates are correct, that means Breaking Dawn will suffer another steep drop this weekend: -64%. Adapted by Melissa Rosenberg from Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel, in addition to Pattinson, Stewart, and Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 also features Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, »

- Zac Gille

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Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson Breaking Dawn Worldwide Box Office to Pass $500 Million

27 November 2011 1:22 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ashley Greene, Kristen Stewart, Nikki Reed, Breaking Dawn Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather, whether pigging out at the dinner table or watching movies on the big screen. In the last few days, families of some kind or other have flocked to see Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, which grossed about as much in three days (Fri.-Sun.) as The Muppets, the no. 2 movie on the North American box-office chart, in five days (Wed.-Sun.). Starring Robert Pattinson as the very married vampire Edward Cullen, Kristen Stewart as the very pregnant human Bella Swan Cullen, and Taylor Lautner as very high-strung werewolf Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn was down a not unexpected 61% on its second weekend out after collecting an estimated $42 million — a not unexpected figure, especially considering that the latest Twilight Saga movie grossed about as much from Mon.-Thu. this past week. In other words, »

- Zac Gille

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