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Extended editions of the first three Twilight films will be released on Blu-ray and DVD next month.
A triple feature release of Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse will be released on January 13, and will feature deleted scenes that didn't make the original cut.
The two-part Breaking Dawn finale is not included in the release, with a separate release expected at some point in the future.
Twilight star Kristen Stewart recently confirmed that she plans to take a break from acting after working solidly for two years.
Meanwhile, Lionsgate will bring back Twilight in the form of five short films that will be shown exclusively on Facebook.
Watch a trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse below: »
You hear that? That's the sound of millions of Twilight fans collectively freaking out. Lionsgate just announced that they will be releasing an epic extended editions triple feature on Blu-ray and DVD January 13th, 2015, giving fans the opportunity to relieve their favorite moments and discover some new ones in the all-new extended editions. Hit the jump to find out what to expect from the new triple feature edition. The collection will include the definitive editions of Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. All three films have been re-edited to include deleted scenes, bringing the fans all-new extended versions of the film. It's kind of a bummer that the Breaking Dawn films aren't included in this edition, because they're obviously planning to have fans buy more later. Not to mention the Breaking Dawn supercut director Bill Condon told Steve about at Tiff. But honestly if a Breaking Dawn Part 2 extended edition arrives I'll be all over it. »
- Haleigh Foutch
I’m “biast” (con): …but Jackson’s second trilogy has tried my fandom
I have read the source material many times (and I love it)
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
The best thing about — finally! — reaching the third and last chapter of Peter Jackson’s ponderously epic eight-hour adaptation of the rather brief and chipper novel The Hobbit is that we may be assured that once the DVD hits next year, some intrepid fan is going to whittle the whole thing down into a breezy 105-minute phantom edit… like it should have been in the first place.
I am really looking forward to that.
A terrible affliction, er, afflicts the dwarf king Thorin here. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
As news spreads of the tragic death of Hit the Floor star Stephanie Moseley at the hands of her husband, rapper Earl Hayes, in what police are calling a murder-suicide on Monday, the couple's many celebrity friends are taking to social media to share their grief.
Moseley, a dancer and choreographer, has worked as a backup dancer to such superstars as Beyonce, Britney Spears and Chris Brown. She was also featured in Ashley Tisdale's 2010 CW show Hellcats, and appeared in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.
The 34-year-old Hayes, who was a member of boxer Floyd Mayweather's Money Team, shot and killed 30-year-old Moseley before turning the gun on himself, the Lapd's initial investigation has determined.
Photos: Stars We've Lost in Recent Years
Rapper 50 Cent reached out to Mayweather -- who reportedly witnessed the murder-suicide on FaceTime -- despite his very public spat with the boxer in September.
"Rip baby girl »
Stephanie Moseley, who appeared on the VH1 show "Hit the Floor," is dead in an apparent murder-suicide involving her husband, rapper Earl Hayes. Police made the grisly discovery in Los Angeles on Monday. Moseley starred as a Devil Girl cheerleader on the series, and had previously appeared on "Hellcats." She also served as a choreographer and dancer in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and Mirror Mirror. »
- Daniel Gates
Sorry, Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, and Jessica De Gouw. While all three ladies that were in the running for Marvel’s upcoming Netflix show "Jessica Jones," the studio has found their woman, and it's someone else. Deadline reports that “Breaking Bad” and “Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23” actress Krysten Ritter got the gig. Shepherded by Melissa Rosenberg (an Emmy-winning TV writer best known for writing "Twilight” series films ‘New Moon,’ ‘Eclipse,’ and ‘Breaking Dawn’), "Jessica Jones" will be the second in a four-series, Netflix-Marvel deal, with the 13-episode run of “Daredevil” arriving next spring. Meanwhile, the trade notes that “The Following” star Mike Colter is said to the actor being eyed to play Luke Cage (aka Powerman), the third character in the Marvel/Netflix deal, but he is also expected to have a major role in "Jessica Jones." Much less known than most Marvel heroes (and the least known of these four. »
- Edward Davis
The 2014 Thanksgiving box office won’t set any new records, but the complete domination of Mockingjay – Part 1 will at least prove that there’s a lot of life left in The Hunger Games franchise. After opening more than 20% below Catching Fire last weekend, the penultimate chapter in the saga of Katniss Everdeen had no trouble staying ahead of Thanksgiving’s new releases: The Penguins of Madagascar and Horrible Bosses 2. Both opened on Wednesday, though the two films combined didn't come close to Mockingjay – Part 1’s $49.7 million estimate for the first three days of the long holiday frame. As expected, Katniss cleaned up on Black Friday with an estimated $24.1 million, or a drop of 56% from the film’s opening one week ago. Full story after the jump. Mockingjay – Part 1 should ring up another $80 million between Wednesday and Sunday, topping the five-day Thanksgiving hauls of both Harry Potter and the Deathly »
- Nicole Pedersen
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, 2014.
Directed by Francis Lawrence.
The phenomena of The Hunger Games has been interesting to watch and as we come to the penultimate film it’s been a pleasure to see the franchise develop and for its star Jennifer Lawrence to flourish in the box office and indie scene. Saying that Mockingjay – Part 1 is the weakest so far and has fallen into the commercial trap of splitting the final book into two films.
Part 1 follows the aftermath of Katniss’ destruction of the force field at the end of Catching Fire. Peeta (Hutcherson) has been kidnapped by the Capitol, District 12 lies »
- Helen Murdoch
Hollywood loves repeating itself. This week alone we're getting new trailers for brand new Star Wars and Jurassic Park movies, like it's the 90s all over again. But there is a new trend that is becoming increasingly frustrating - the two-part split finale of film-to-book series like Twilight, Harry Potter and now Hunger Games. With the first half of Mockingjay, the finale of The Hunger Games, now playing in theaters (my full review) the unsettling feeling of "why?!" has grown in me. This film once again proves that the quality of the work diminishes in exchange for a desire to make more money on a franchise that's temporarily popular. When will this fad end? Because it needs to stop. Don't Hollywood executives already own enough yachts? To properly dive into this editorial, I wanted to look at where this fad came from, how we even got to this point. Along »
- Alex Billington
Although it’s been done before several times now, I can only imagine how hard it must be to decide exactly where to split a book in half to make it two or more movies. Most novels have a beginning, middle, climax, and an end. What can a filmmaker do to leave audiences feeling satisfied when there’s no big payoff or conclusion to what they’re taking in? Here is where the problem lies for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.
Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) has brought down the Hunger Games. President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and his forces look to stomp out a revolution that could end his reign. Katniss reluctantly accepts her place as the symbol of freedom for the band of rebels quickly rising in each District. She must also find a way to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) from certain doom as he's been captured and is being held in the Capital. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
5th Update, Monday 6:05 Pm Pt: Actuals have poured in from the studios with the weekend’s big bird Mockingjay — Part I whistling a fine $154.3 million. Worldwide, the third installment of Ya rebel Katniss Everdeen stands at $276.2M. The other major global player, Interstellar, came up slightly higher after Sunday was officially tallied with $71.1M vs a projected $70M. There were no major fluctuations on the rest of the films in the marketplace apart from the usual adjustments. Next week, we’ll see Penguins Of Madagascar expand beyond the Middle Kingdom as well as the Horrible Bosses 2 crew conspiring in several major markets. Also of note, Paddington will steam into the UK on the heels of strong reviews and a little bit of controversy to add heft to this fuzzy bear of a family film (see below the original posts for more).
Numbers have been updated below on the »
- Nancy Tartaglione
It seems weird to call a movie that premiered with an estimated $123 million weekend, the biggest box office opening of the year, a disappointment. And yet, by the lofty standards of the "Hunger Games" franchise, the "Mockingjay - Part 1" debut is surprisingly weak.
After all, the first "Hunger Games" opened two years ago with $152.5 million, and last year's "Catching Fire" did even better, premiering with $158.1 million. Plus, no other new wide release dared to compete against it, so the dystopian drama should have monopolized the attention of moviegoers at the multiplex. Even with some anticipated market softness, pundits still expected the third installment to open between $140 and $160 million. No one guessed that it wouldn't even reach $125 million.
What was missing? Here are some reasons behind the panic in Panem.
The Penultimate Movie Curse
The recent trend of breaking up the final book in a series into two films is supposed »
- Gary Susman
When does scoring the biggest opening weekend of the year count as a disappointment? Well, when you are part of the hugely successful Hunger Games franchise and your film’s debut dips 22% from the previous instalment, that can be a tad troublesome. So, despite boasting the healthiest opening weekend of the year, with an estimated $123 million, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1‘s first three days were not up to par with expectations. In comparison, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire broke the November opening weekend record last year, taking in $158.1 million. The film had the sixth biggest opening for the month, all behind much-anticipated adaptations of best-selling novels from the Harry Potter, Twilight and Hunger Games franchises.
On the bright side, this was easily the biggest debut of 2014. Unless you buy Paramount’s opening weekend tally for Transformers: Age of Extinction – many in the industry have noted that the numbers »
- Jordan Adler
As expected, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 easily scored the biggest debut of the year this weekend.However, the third movie in the immensely popular franchise did drop off dramatically from its predecessors, and even wound up below the penultimate chapters in the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises.Playing at 4,151 theaters, Mockingjay opened to $121.9 million this weekend. That's well above Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million debut, which was the previous high for 2014. Overall, this opening weekend ranks 15th all-time.Mockingjay's debut doesn't compare favorably to the other movies in the Hunger Games franchise, though: it's down 23 percent from Catching Fire's $158 million, and is also significantly lower than the original movie's $152 million. More surprising is the fact that Mockingjay wound up lower than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1's $125 million and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1's $138 million.It's worth noting up front that »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Sunday, 1:10Am: Similar to its first two installments, Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 eased Saturday from its opening day Friday. This time, however, the third title dipped 23%, a bit better than the 25% slide registered by both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. After a $55M Friday opening (including previews), Mockingjay‘s Saturday looks to croon an estimated $42.1M on its way to a low $120Ms weekend. Saturday sophomore slump is a typical phenomenon with fanboy/fangirl/Ya pics like Twilight, Hunger Games and Harry Potter: They’re front-loaded. Everyone rushes out to see them on Thursday and Friday night, and then it declines from there. Scott Bowles will be reporting with Sunday Am figures.
We expounded last night why Mockingjay Part 1, posted the lowest opening to date in the franchise. Again, you can have all studio marketing cylinders firing on cue, the right star alignment »
- Anthony D'Alessandro
This has been a somewhat disappointing year at the box office as the numbers continue to sag throughout the end of 2014. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 opened this weekend, and it opened big, taking in $55 million. This is 2014's best friday haul thus far, but when compared to previous films in the franchise, this penultimate chapter in Katniss Everdeen's saga is being considered a disappointment.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 didn't manage to surpass, or even live up to, the numbers earned by The Hunger Games in 2012 or The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013. It did, however, manage to stomp on Transformers: Age of Extinction and its 2014 opening day record of $41.8 million, which the sequel earned back in July. $17 million of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1's $55 million Friday earnings came from Thursday preview screenings.
In comparison, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire brought in $70.9 million on its first Friday, »
In the wake of the resounding success of the first Hunger Games movie, Lionsgate raised some eyebrows by announcing Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy would be spun into four films. The third book Mockingjay would be split in two. This raised predictable outcry of a cash grab. But two years later, we're finally seeing where director Francis Lawrence has divided the final chapter of Katniss Everdeen. And frankly, it's perfection. Warning: The following will contain spoilers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. There were some serious concerns when Lionsgate announced The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 & 2. Chief among these was how could such a short book support two movies. At 390 pages, there was in theory a lot less ground to cover than the 750-some pages of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows or Twilight: Breaking Dawn offer. But while The Hunger Games books were solely embedded with »
The penultimate page-to-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins's "Hunger Games" trilogy hits theaters today in what's expected to be one of the biggest releases of the entire year. Academy-Award winner and media darling Jennifer Lawrence returns once more as Katniss Everdeen, who managed to destroy the Hunger Games during the Quarter Quell, unleashing a revolutionary arrow that struck the Capitol right in its totalitarian heart. Now in the relative safety of District 13, Katniss must deal with her constant post-traumatic stress and grief at the fact she was rescued but Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) was left behind in the clutches of the Capitol's ruthless leader President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Now Katniss is being asked to once again touch viewing audiences... but for the sake of the rebellion against the Capitol, led by District 13 President Coin (Julianne Moore). Can Katniss rally to become the revolution's Mockingjay when all she wants is to save Peeta? »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
Friday Am Update: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay*Part 1 opened to an estimated $17 million on Thursday night. While that's easily the biggest Thursday night debut of the year so far, it is significantly lower than Catching Fire's $25 million opening on the same weekend last year.It's also off from the first Hunger Games movie, which took in $19.7 million from midnight-only showings back in 2012. This is a concerning statistic*with showtimes starting at 8 p.m., Mockingjay absolutely should have earned more than this.Overall, the $17 million debut ranks 13th all-time for Thursday/midnight launches. If Mockingjay follows Catching Fire's pattern from here, it will end the weekend with $106 million. That would be a stunning drop; for now, let's assume that fans simply decided to wait to see the movie on Friday or Saturday. Even with that assumption, though, this late night debut essentially rules out a $150 million weekend.Forecast: »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Neither rain nor snow nor sleet will keep fans from braiding their hair, donning archer unitards and lining up for Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. After a languid box office year that has dogged 2013 by 3.6% through this past Sunday, exhibs and even competitive distribs are looking to Katniss as their B.O. savior.
In early tracking, which becomes more accurate as we progress toward opening day Thursday, Mockingjay is expected to draw $130M–$150 million, essentially a figure on the high end that’s on par to the three-day of the first The Hunger Games ($152.5M), which posted a monthly all-time record in March 2012, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($158.07M), which opened during the same pre-Thanksgiving frame a year ago today — also posting an all-time record for the month.
Whether the nation’s arctic-deep freeze and Great Lakes and New York state snow storms would set a trap for Katniss, »
- Anthony D'Alessandro
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