So many movies, so many memories. As The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 is released on DVD and Blu-ray today, we look back at all five films in the series and pick our favourite moments.
When we were first introduced to Bella, Edward, Jacob and the whole Forks gang in 2008, we had no idea that the Twilight movies would become a global phenomenon. Launching relative unknowns Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner into the spotlight and kicking off Anna Kendrick’s career, The Twilight Saga accomplished the impossible in just four short years. Through on and off-screen romances, tabloid troubles, and mixed results in non-Twilight flicks, the leads have weathered the storm and we’re ready to see where they head in a post-Twilight world, though they'll always be Bella, Edward and Jacob to us.
Hit the jump to see our top 10 moments from the Twilight Saga plus share your favourite moment in the comments!
It seems like we were eagerly anticipating the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in theatres yesterday, but it’s been almost four months since we bid adieu to Bella, Edward, and Jacob on the big screen. Since we last caught up with our favourite group of werewolves and vampires, we’ve been not-so-secretly counting down the days until the movie drops on DVD and Blu-ray, wondering what awesome featurettes and behind-the-scenes clips and extras the DVD would include with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Launter and the rest of the incredible cast.
The wait is finally over and the final chapter of The Twilight Saga is released this week for your viewing pleasure so you can watch it over and over again from the comforts of home. With this exciting DVD release, we are lucky enough to get our hands on five video clips from the DVD featurettes to share! See Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, and Mackenzie Foy talk about the making of the film, and hear Stephenie Meyer and director Bill Condon talk about the behind-the-scenes process of filming Breaking Dawn’s love scenes.
Hit the jump to watch!
The big deal for Hollywood is not the record $10.8 billion that studios took in domestically in 2012. It's the fact that the number of tickets sold went up for the first time in three years.
Thanks to inflation, revenue generally rises in Hollywood as admission prices climb each year. The real story is told in tickets, whose sales have been on a general decline for a decade, bottoming out in 2011 at 1.29 billion, their lowest level since 1995.
The industry rebounded this year, with ticket sales projected to rise 5.6 percent to 1.36 billion by Dec. 31, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. That's still well below the modern peak of 1.6 billion tickets sold in 2002, but in an age of cozy home theater setups and endless entertainment gadgets, studio executives consider it a triumph that they were able to put more butts in cinema seats this year than last.
"It is a victory, ultimately," said Don Harris, head of distribution at Paramount Pictures. "If we deliver the product as an industry that people want, they will want to get out there. Even though you can sit at home and watch something on your large screen in high-def, people want to get out."
The sun has set on the Twilight franchise with one last blockbuster opening for the supernatural romance.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 sucked up $141.3 million domestically over opening weekend and $199.6 million more overseas for a worldwide debut of $340.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The finale ranks eighth on the list of all-time domestic debuts, and leaves Twilight with three of the top-10 openings, joining 2009's New Moon (number seven with $142.8 million) and last year's Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (number nine with $138.1 million).
Last May's The Avengers is number one with $207.4 million. Batman is the only other franchise with more than one top-10 opening: last July's The Dark Knight Rises (number three with $160.9 million) and 2008's The Dark Knight (number four with $158.4 million).
Though Twilight still is a female-driven franchise, with girls and women making up 79 percent of the opening-weekend audience, the finale drew the biggest male crowds in the series. Action-minded guys had more to root for in the finale as Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner join in a colossal battle to end the story of warring vampires and werewolves.
The stars walked the red carpet for the final time at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 premiere in Los Angeles last night. The cast, led by Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were in attendance along with the rest of the film’s cast including Ashley Greene, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz and Mackenzie Foy. Loyal fans camped out on the red carpet last week, a full five days in advance of the premiere hoping to catch a sight of the Twilight stars.
The cast posed with fans and signed autographs on the red carpet before heading into the film and the post-screening after party which was decked out in true Twilight fashion with werewolves, costumes, and a re-created wedding set from Breaking Dawn, Part 1.
Hit the jump to see the full-size photos in the gallery!
Robert Pattinson was expecting his life to change this year — but not as radically as it has, of course.
With this month's opening of the fifth and final Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the 26-year-old English actor was hoping for a break from the frenzied fans and photographers who have forced him to calculate his every public move for more than four years.
And that mad fame brought by playing dreamboat vampire Edward Cullen probably will ebb. But since breaking up — and then perhaps getting back together — with his on-screen and real-life lover, Kristen Stewart, earlier this year, Pattinson's life has been the subject of even more intense, and certainly more personal, tabloid scrutiny and Twihard speculation than ever before.
Speaking in Beverly Hills before word got out of Stewart's affair with Rupert Sanders, the married director of her movie Snow White and the Huntsman, the unknowing Pattinson was only concerned about what life would be like without the film franchise that made him an international heartthrob.
The end is finally here. The final film in the Twilight Saga hits Cineplex theatres across Canada this week. We’re bidding farewell to Bella, Edward, Jacob and the whole vampire and werewolf gang in Breaking Dawn, Part 2. We’ve watched Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner become superstars, witnessed vampires and werewolves become pals, and have scrutinized every last bite.
Now it’s time to test your Twilight I.Q. and see how much you know about the franchise and its stars. From Twilight to Breaking Dawn, we’ve come up with ten questions encompassing the entire blockbuster series and the actors who play our favourite werewolves and vampires.
Hit the jump to take our Twilight quiz!
You can’t take on a vampire army without the help of a few friends. As Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) prepare for the fight of their after-lives with the rest of the Cullen clan, they’ve called on a few blood-drinking friends and werewolves to join them in their battle against the Volturi.
Coming from the far-reaches of the globe, these vampire clans land in Forks to show their support on behalf of the Cullens as the Volturi come to judge the bitten-not-born Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). We’ve already met a few of the members of the Denali clan, but there’s some fresh faces getting screen time in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2. And just who are these battle-ready vampires? Get ready to meet the members of the Amazon, Irish, Romanian, Egyptian and Denali covens in our photo gallery.
Find out who’s who and get to know these new vampire faces after the jump!
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