13 items from 2008
Amazon.com today released its Best of 2008 lists which include the bestselling most positively reviewed mostwishedfor and favorite gift products as determined by Amazon.com customers in 2008nbspBestselling ProductsThe following is a list of the bestselling products on Amazon.com in 2008 bytotal units sold Books Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer The Twilight Saga Book 4 MostLoved Products The following is a list of products that were reviewed most positively byAmazon.com customers in 2008 Kindle Books Twilight by Stephenie Meyer The Twilight Saga Book 1 Most Popular Gift ProductsThe following is a list of products most frequently purchased as gifts byAmazon.com customers in 2008 Books Twilight by Stephenie Meyer The Twilight Saga Book 1 SOURCEWow Stephenie Meyer made it onto 3 of the 4 best of lists. I think thats pretty darn good. Are you surprised to see that Twilight the book is this relevant? Did you expect that Breaking Dawn would be listed because it was released this year? »
We have rounded up a few odds and ends for you today.nbspRob on House ArrestHe hasnt really noticed the change that has occured since Twilight hit cinemas. Robert told Movies.ie I dont go out of my house much... I dont notice many things. Its weird like paparazzi stuff is weird. I mean its a really strange thing to get your head around but erm its so new still that I havent been jaded by it yet. Even when Robert gets followed by photographers on motorbikes he doesnt seem to mind. The Edward Cullen actor added Im kind of prone to paranoia anyway! SourceBreaking Dawn Bests Readers Top 10 Books of 2008If you hit bookstores anytime in 2008 or just turned on your TV or simply talked to another human being youve probably heard about a little phenomenon called Twilight. Though plenty of readers picked the original novel as their top »
There might be millions of us and of course a respectable male fan base as well but collectively we Twilighters! were named Woman of the Year by Mtv news!nbspHeres what they had to sayWhen Hollywood dismissed Twilight as a onequadrant niche film you responded by giving it a bigger opening than Walle Chronicles of Narnia or Star Wars Episode 1. When Harry Potter fans looked down their noses you fired back by standing in midnight lines for hours to help Breaking Dawn rock the publishing industry. You took over ComicCon Westwood and the rest of the world.If youre one of the millions of women who live and die by Twilight please take a quick glance into the nearest mirror because MTV News Woman of the Year is you.Our sincerest apologies to male Stephenie Meyer lovers Kaleb the Twilight Guy and well me. But even Forks fans of the »
J.K. Rowling's "The Tales of Beetle the Bard" continues at the #1 spot on Amazon's Best Seller List. The book, a compilation of five fairy tales, was originally one of only seven copies handcrafted and illustrated by Rowling herself. Proceeds from the book sales are donated to the Children's High Level Group, a charity co-founded by Rowling in 2005 for disabled children and children without families. The book has already raised over million for the cause.
Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series takes up the rest of the top 5, with Book 4 in the series, "Breaking Dawn", at #2. "Eclipse," Book 3 in the Twilight saga, is at #3, while "New Moon" and "Twilight" come in at #4 and #5 respectively. "Twilight", the film based on the first book in the series, has grossed over 0 million at the box office.
"Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell", a non-fiction exploration on why people become successful, continues at #6 in its second week. »
We have a huge list of odds and ends for you today woohoo! Enjoynbsp Move over Harry PotterThere was something about Rob. Among his many other talents he had something otherworldly that he brought to the screen. Something special and tortured and interesting and strange says Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke. More here thanks hugzNew Moons New Director Does it Really Matter that Hes Not a Woman?Predictably the Twilight boards have been buzzing since the announcement with most fans seeming to weigh in on the this isnt a bad thing side of the equation. Interestingly enough Im seeing a lot of comments from serious fans of Twilight bemoaning the lousy special effects for the first film anyone who thinks female movie fans dont pay attention to that stuff take note. More here thanks hugzNo More ExcusesRobert Pattinson doesnt have an excuse for bad hair anymore. Axe Hair is offering the »
Twilight director talks to the Telegraph Director of teen sensation Twilight talks to the Telegraph about forbidden love. Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke talks to the Telegraph about turning the bestselling book into a successful film. nbspThe film recouped its 35 million budget on opening night and went on to take more than 100 million during its first week alone. The film is expected to achieve similar success in the UK when it is released on December 19. It is the first in a series of four books written by Mormon housewife Stephenie Meyer. More than 25 million copies of the book have been printed but Twilight has been knocked off the top of the Su bestsellers list by J.K. Rowlings The Tales of Beedle the Bard released on December 4. However the four books Twilight New Moon Eclipse and Breaking Dawn have gone second third fourth and fifth on the list. Production of the »
J.K. Rowling has done it again. The Harry Potter-scribe's The Tales of Beedle the Bard is #1 on the Amazon Best Seller List. The Tales of Beetle the Bard, a compilation of five fairy tales, was originally one of only seven copies handcrafted and illustrated by Rowling herself.
A year after one copy being auctioned off and purchased for .98 million by Amazon.com (with proceeds benefiting the Children's Voice charity), the book has been published for the masses and they are snapping them up. As previously reported by Celebrity News Service, The Tales of Beedle the Bard has already become the fastest selling book of the year upon its release on December 4th.
No stranger to fast-selling books, Stephenie Meyer's hit vampire saga Twilight, now a hit movie, finds herself on the Amazon Bestsellers list (count 'em) six times. One book, New Moon, is in the top 10 twice: the paperback »
Ready for todays set of odds and ends? Good because here they arenbspTwilight Featured in Starlog MagazineTwilight has a feature in the latest issue of the scifi magazine Starlog. Much of the same old information is in it but any Twifeature is a good Twifeature.Thanks ShannonEntertainment Weekly PollsEntertainment Weekly has a few polls going right now and Twilight has an option in a few of them. To vote for Twilight as your favorite movie of 2008 and Stephenie Meyer for best cameo click here. To vote for Breaking Dawn as one of the best books click here. And to vote for the Twilight soundtrack as your most listened to soundtrack click here.Thanks HugzTwilight Lifetime GrossesBoxOfficeMojo has an updated list of the total lifetime grosses of Twilight. Domestic is coming in at 125355346 and foreign is coming in at 21325749 for a worldwide total of 146681095 thus far. Source.Thanks HugzAceShowBiz Talks to »
The Twilighters are hissing and the Potterphiles are brandishing their wands credit cards. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter-inspired The Tales of Beedle the Bard, lands on bookstore shelves today, sending salivating fans queuing up for a copy of the five stories that guided Harry, Ron and Hermione through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Borders and Barnes & Noble haven't seen lines like this since the August release of Breaking Dawn, the record-breaking fourth installment in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. The vampire romance has stolen some of Potter's magical thunder—as well as the hearts of fan(g)girls—at the bookstore, and at »
Well, colour us surprised. No sooner had news broke that the vampire romance Twilight had brought home a $35 million opening day, on its way to a $70 million opening weekend, than Summit Entertainment had given the green light to the sequel, New Moon.The green light was virtually a foregone conclusion, though, with Catherine Hardwicke, the director, and her cast already signed on and ready to return. Expect this one to go before the cameras as soon as possible in order to maintain momentum.Anyway, to the plot. The second in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series (the fourth and for the moment final chronological instalment, Breaking Dawn, came out recently), it sees – spoiler warning! – the human Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and her vampire lover, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson and his big hair) separated by cruel circumstance and his continuing self-loathing. Cue much moping, crossed wires and the introduction of… werewolves*? What will be interesting, »
We all knew this was coming. Based on Twilight's $33 million Friday box office total, Summit Entertainment has announced that they're moving forward with the Twilight sequel New Moon. This follows a previous announcement that stated Summit had officially picked up the rights for the remaining books New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. This is great news for fans of the books and movie, and not-so-good news for everyone else. Stephenie Meyer commented on this, saying, "I don't think any other author has had a more positive experience with the makers of her movie adaptation than I have had with Summit Entertainment. I'm thrilled to have the chance to work with them again on New Moon." This really is not the most exciting news for people like myself who can't stand the franchise and its fans. However, it is a confirmation that my prediction about Twilight and Summit in my »
- Alex Billington
Gobbling up the green at the box office (we're awaiting Saturday numbers after the estimated $35 million Friday debut), Twilight has officially given birth to a sequel. Summit Entertainment announced this morning that it is officially greenlighting New Moon , the second title in Stephenie Meyer's series. The story is centered on Edward Cullen leaving Bella Swan in order to keep her safe from other vampires. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart play the leads in the film. Melissa Rosenberg will adapt. Summit has already secured the rights to other sequels Eclipse and Breaking Dawn ( details ). »
While the four movies Catherine Hardwicke has directed have each explored very distinct subject matter, they’re all united by a focus on youthful concerns. Perhaps best-known for her controversial 2003 drama Thirteen, Hardwicke certainly knows how to get inside a teen’s head.
She followed up in 2005 with Lords Of Dogtown, a skating flick starring the late Heath Ledger, and then with 2006’s The Nativity Story, about Mary and the birth of Jesus. Her latest—and certainly most popular—project, however, is Summit Entertainment’s vampire romance Twilight, based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer and opening on a wave of advance publicity and anticipation. “In my mind, all my films are different from each other,” Hardwicke says, “but they all have teenagers in the lead. And Twilight is the third one I’ve done with a teenage girl in the lead.”
13 items from 2008