June 30th, 2010
03:02 PM ET

'Eclipse' makes $30 million in 3 hours

Not only did "Eclipse" have the largest domestic release ever when it opened in 4,408 theaters on June 30, but it's also banked more than $30 million at the box office between midnight and 3 a.m. alone. (Oh and by the way, if this movie somehow hasn't made it to a theater near you, 29 additional theaters will play the movie come Friday, according to EW.)

This makes "Eclipse" the new midnight opening record holder, knocking the film's predecessor, "New Moon," out of the top spot. The second installment in the series earned $26.3 million at midnight showings when it opened in November, 2009.

As Gossip Cop points out, "New Moon" went on to earn $72.7 million on its opening day, so we can only guess what the first day totals for "Eclipse" are going to look like.

Twihards, be honest - are some of you seeing this movie two or three times on the first day?


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  11. Ray

    All I gotta say is that Eclipse is so far the best from all twilight movies..You have to go see this movie

    July 2, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  12. KLH

    I hate writing quickly while at work; it gives me too little time to edit my post.

    So I edit in a whole new post. Argh!

    1. That is one hell of a run-on sentence in paragraph one about the glass/ice. Should have been 2 separate sentences.
    2. I didn't go to* the midnight showing.

    Uh. And that's about it. Sorry, I tend to be nit-picky when it comes to writing.

    July 1, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. KLH

    Overall, I was quite impressed with Eclipse. There wasn't a single moment when the movie dragged at all. One quip: I wasn't a particular fan of the breaking glass/ice sound and CGI that was incorporated during the battle scene and it broke away from the continuity of the other two films plus I don't recall anything fitting that description while reading the book. It was like something you'd see in an X-Men movie. It was also nice that Kristen Stewart didn't stutter as much as usual but still had some of that awkwardness that, I think, makes her work well for the character of Bella. She's strong but still a little awkward, perfect for Bella. She's maturing well in the saga.

    I didn't go at the midnight showing because I knew it would be pandemonium wherever I went. Instead, I opted to go to a 1230 showing the next day because I had the day off (sucks when you have to work Saturdays). I was quite surprised to see, on a Wednesday at 1230 in the afternoon, the theatre was at least 3/4ths occupied. And there were a lot of people there by themselves so it was hard to find a seat where I didn't have to sit by someone I didn't know. I thought I would be one of the oldest people in the theatre (I'm 25) but there were single women there who were in their 50's.

    I definitely concur that the books are much better than the movies but they always are because everyone pictures things differently and more detailed in their own imagination. It's impossible for a director to include every detail from the book as well as mimic the own private motion picture that plays in each of our heads as we read the books.

    I can't wait for Breaking Dawn! What do you guys think about the director, Bill Condon? He directed Dreamgirls and wrote Chicago but none of his other work really impressed me. I'm a little weary of what he's going to produce buuuut I will be seeing it regardless!

    July 1, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. MWR

    I saw Eclipse Yesterday was good. The Book was better but the Film was So Typical Hollywood Film. Really annoning those girls screaming when Jacob came. By The Way, grow up, go to something with your life than worring about if you Team Edward or Team Jacob. I'ts not real.

    July 1, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  15. LCB123

    I saw the midnight showing of the movie and could not have been more excited! The theater was packed with fans and the movie was absolutely FABULOUS. I definitely will be seeing it again soon!

    July 1, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  16. Lisa

    I am a die hard twilight mom...read all 4 books numerous times...saw twilight, new moon and yes..the midnight show of eclipse....i don't care what anyone says...eclipse was FANTASTIC...kudos to director david spade and of course all of the stars...i wish i had the imagination and talent that stephanie meyers has...a true love story with great action and morals...what more can you ask for....i am already pacing for the first Breaking Dawn movie....

    July 1, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  17. Rachel

    I keep reading people saying that the Twilight saga is to descriptive, have any of you read the Lord of the Rings or any Terry Goodkind books? Twilight books are at the longest I think 600 pages, the shortest book in these series is 600 pages.

    July 1, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  18. AK

    Eclipse was definitely the best movie of the saga so far. I loved the humour between Billy and Bella, and especially in the tent scene with Jacob and Edward. The parts where the vampires and werewolves worked together was over cool. I loved seeing all the Cullens actually fighting and behaving as vampires, cos in the first 2 movies they would just stand there. Not forgetting that they spent a little time on letting us get to know Jasper and Rosalie more. Now its just Esme, Alice and Emmet left!

    July 1, 2010 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  19. Matt

    The books are okay. I'm not sure how they're going to pull off the 4th one on film. It should be entertaining.

    July 1, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  20. mejazzbo

    Does anyone besides me think Kristen Stewart has that Lisa Marie/Elvis look about her? Proof positive that Elvis lives or at least, he is a donor!

    July 1, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  21. Jessie

    i went and got in line at 12pm yesterday to get tickets, i waited in line until 6:30pm and watched twilight,then new moon, and then watched eclipse at midnight. I really enjoyed it. ive been to the whole series premieres in my hometown. Lots of girls and lots of fun.

    June 30, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  22. donna

    no its just that good

    June 30, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Sandie

    Yes, I saw this movie twice on opening day. Once at 1:40pm at the IMAX, then a 11:55pm showing. Hey, I suffer from insomnia, might as well make the best of it! :D

    June 30, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Scott A

    Baa Baa Baa, we're complaining because it's our right to complain. If people didn't complain about movies, then we'd still be watching black and white silent movies where a rocket hits the side of the moon that has a face on it (read your movie history if you're confused). Women complain about the dumb movies men watch, so we have a right to do the same with the dumb "Sparkly" movies that women watch.

    June 30, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. BAA BAA BAA

    If y'all think this is crap then why are y'all posting? I personally could care less abou the books but don't think the movies are all that bad. Yes $30 Million is a lot but if all y'all can do is complain about it when you don't like it then why are you even replying?? Not tryin to be rude but I'm just stating the facts and really replying when y'all don't like this is plain stupidness

    June 30, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts

      Wow... and you wonder why people are hating on you. Your comment is evidence enough.

      July 1, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  26. Dragon11delta

    This is proof that Americans can wipe out poverty in the United States – $30 Million in 3 Hours for a damn movie when there are people starving in our own country!

    June 30, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  27. tweenie #1

    saw this @ midnight, puked a lil in my mouth @ 12:01

    June 30, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Paula

    I dont get why so many guys say that Twilight has ruined vampire myth, Vampires have always been mysterious and there has always been something that has to do with a beautiful woman and a Vampire, in my opinion, it made vampires better. It has thrown in romance and much more, which has broughten a even larger crowd. Even if it is girls, arnt us girls allowed to have a fandom. Every fandom has been more guy oriented, and now we have something that we can call our fandom. Yes, I must say that Twilight fans can get a bit out of hand, but Star wars fans dress up like the characters and star trek fans the same way, HP fans carrying around wands??? Which fandom actually seems the most ridiculous. If you ask me, definately not Twilight. I loved Eclipse, it was awesome and it was the best so far. I dont go out and watch them dozen times tho, but I enjoy the books and I like seeing a world open up in front of my eyes. There was a fight after the movie was over last night, which leads me to think what did they fight about, being on team edward or team jacob. lol

    June 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Songbird

      Have you read the books? Bella is not submissive at all!! She's a very strong character. The movies show a slightly different version of Bella. But she is in no way submissive. She is just in love! :)

      June 30, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Joshua

    I actually caught the midnight showing. The theatre was packed with young teenage girls screaming and clapping their hands; however, despite the craziness the movie was very enjoyable. I must say that I can't decide which movie I like best...New Moon or Eclipse. I may need to re-visit the theatre to decide.
    -Hardinsburg, KY

    June 30, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  30. baron

    I feel sorry for the people who pay money to see this crap.

    June 30, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • JwB

      Dude, I feel sorry for YOU – you totally spent your oh-so-valuable time reading this article and then spent even more time typing up a quick little insult. Grow up people. If you don't like something, don't click on the link.

      June 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Twi-Mom

    I guess you can call me a sheep..."BAAAAA." Last night I took my two teenage daughters to the movies. I took off work today. My hard working husband and I can't afford an out of town vacation this year because of the RECESSION; however, I could afford to take the holiday weekend off, spend some time with my girls thinking it's better than them out somewhere else at midnight, and Friday, Dad is planning on taking them to another flick the girls want to see. Because we work so hard to get them what they need, and hopefully a college education one day... I CAN'T THINK OF ANY OTHER PLACE I WOULD'VE RATHER BEEN than sitting next to my growing girls. And yes, I read and liked the books. If something interests my daughters that much, of course I'm going to look into it. We didn't see New Moon at midnight, so it's nice thinking we were a part of history in some sense. GO TWILIGHT FANS! and SHAME on the critics of those who attended. No matter the recession or "having better things to do," when you have kids, spending time with them couldn't get any better!

    June 30, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Twi-Mom

      And neither of my girls are gothic... ha ha! Great kiddos that think "Jacob" is hot as they say.

      June 30, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Movie Lover

    I work at a 9 screen/1500 seat theater and we had the place sold out last night. I loved it!
    Fan movies like this have some of the best audiences! They don't complain about prices, they don't mind waiting patiently for the auditoriums to be cleaned, they actually watch the movie instead of talking with their friends, which also means that they don't care if it's a packed house and they can't find seats together. (Of course they're also smart enough to show up early.) I wish all movies drew in these kinds of crowds.

    June 30, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  33. JG

    142 days until part 1 – Deathly Hallows...infinitely better books and movies...

    June 30, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      True dat!! I just saw the NEW trailer....CHILLS like I can't describe!!

      June 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  34. sri

    im sure a lot of the contributors to the 30 Million are the so called unemployed people who are crying because of the termination of their unemployment checks.... sad state of the US society

    June 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  35. true blood brutha

    there is a couple of things that i truly dont like about the movies. 1. why can the vamps stay out in the day time
    2. no fangs what kind of vamps are these.
    its like an undead guy with a blood disease is in love with someone healthy lmao the action is ok i just cant get pass the fact that this story will not adhere to the history of the vampire.

    true blood is where its at gorey ,high action and vamps with fangs

    June 30, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  36. TJ

    This Twilight Movie is pure garbage!! I'm going back to the "JAWS" blog. Now that's enterntainment!!!

    June 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  37. T

    someone up top said that both twilight and harry potter are crap. the harry potter series has a nomination and a win for the hugo award. big, big difference. i'm not too big of a fan of either movie series, but rowling really knows how to write. not saying that meyer doesn't; but if you have an award that top sci-fi authors have, you're doin something right.

    June 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Nate

    Gay!

    June 30, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  39. The WOTE

    When is this lame series gonna be over with?

    June 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Wildkitty

    I am 51... I didn't stay in line all day, as I had work. But I brought dinner to some kids in line and got in early for the midnight show. I LOVE ALL MOVIES and though I don't make a habit of waiting a long time to watch a movie, this was alot of fun. People talking to others because there wasn't much to do for several hours then relate to each othe and our cell phones. Everyone was feeling great, and the movie was a very nice love story. Whether your 15 years old or 51, romance is ALWAYS a good thing for the HEART AND SOUL. It was entertaining and not to heavy, just the right amount of light hearted sweetness. The last time I stood in line for a movie like this was STAR WARS (May of 1977) and I had a great time then.

    June 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  41. RenoJen

    I recently became a twilight series fan...I wasnt into the twilight craze when the first two came out....hell I just watched both of them in the last two weeks...and I look foward to seeing Elicpse!!!

    I am not an avid nor vampire stuff fan....but True Blood....and Twighlight changed my view!! Maybe the acting is not as great in Twilight series as some may hope, but thats where we need to focus on our imagination or the emotional aspect of what the movie is portraying...I loved the First Movie...I am a hopeless romantice...and it touched me deeply...book and movie!! Second one....I liked but enjoyed the first better..second one was depressing....I felt the second left a few things out..but hey maybe elicpse will help bring it all together!!

    ..What I like about the book aspect of the series (especially reading it before the movies)...allows you to tap into your imagination (to haters that discriminate how everyone spends thier time-Hello freedom of Choice--maybe it seems juevinile simply maybe u dont have enough imagination or you have a different view altogether!!) <-But that is ok...you have your right to your opinion and freedom to spend your time as you please!!

    Live as you wish,do as you please, live on doing what makes you happy, despite any ridicule you may recieve that may be diverse to others ~Jen

    June 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • RenoJen

      My bad people's...there are some serious typo's..but typing to fast and not checking after myself...lol..silly me!!!

      Oh and I am not a teenager...very much an adult!!

      June 30, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  42. c

    wow there is about 3 million ppl who need to get a life!!!!! 30mil/$10 per tix...............stupid movie about a chx picking between a vamp or wolf..........come on ppl

    June 30, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  43. At least I'm a centrist sheep

    First off... I bet all the non sheep will go to see Last Airbender with all the other non sheep. :D I'll be going to see it. AND I'll be seeing Eclipse. I LIKE watching different types of movies. Broadens my graphics, writing, and photographic skills.

    The Twilight books were badly written but yet... one did want to see how the story ended. The first movie sucked thanks to Catherine H's directing.. or rather.. her camera man's directing. What I REALLY LIKE about the Twilight series are all of the supporting actors. They are what really make these movies work. I love the gal who plays Alice and her boyfriend. Emmit is awesome... the vamp mom is cool. The guys who play Bella's and Jacob's dads are great as well. Just seem to me that they contribute wonderfully to the story. If they were bad too... I would have walked out on the first film.

    June 30, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  44. arch

    How sick! and I don't mean in the "cool" sense of the words' meaning. You go and stand in line to see a movie sometimes for more than 12 hours in advance. For what! With our economy the way it is everybody still have money to spend of a worthless movie. You sure are making these kids and the producers tons of money. Have fun.

    June 30, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Chubs

    New Moon was the stupidest movie I have ever seen. This one cannot be any better

    June 30, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Sarcasmo

    I'm amazed these films are so popular. The last one bored the crud out of me. The girl (whoever the main character is) is the most droll and boring actress of at least the past 20 years. I can't believe she is even employed. She makes Hayden Christensen look downright fascinating.

    June 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Abigail

      I'll agree with that. Kristen Stewart is a terrible TERRIBLE actress. Although, I did go see this movie at 10:00 am this morning ($4.25 ticket!) and LOVED it. I am a huge fan of the books though.

      June 30, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Rachel

    I am proud to say that I contributed to the $30 mill in three hours. That movie was so legit. It was way better than the first two. And yall quit hating on stuff that people like... chances are you're probably thirty years or older, which means you shouldn't even be watching this "crap" in the first place. Lay off. Seriously. Why does it matter to you how much money it makes?

    June 30, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sbb

      Wow Rachel, you lay off. While I agree with you that how much a movie makes is of no consequence (that means it doesn't matter) you make 30 or older sound ancient. You'll be eating those words some day, when sitting in your Depends and drinking Ensure while watching your old Twilight movies. There is no age limit for a movie that you are enjoying and it makes you happy. You remember that.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  48. kerry

    Ahh, the power of little girls with mom and dad's money.

    June 30, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  49. stubs

    I have this idea for a movie. Its like Romeo and Juliet... only they are vampires! Oh, wait... darn...

    June 30, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Sarah Stein

    Felt like I was at a Justin Bieber concert last night....you people are idiots.....oh and the movie is total garbage. late

    June 30, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  51. slar

    I love this movie.....

    June 30, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  52. MarkPA

    Um, why?
    Vampires aren't all "Sparkley" and "Feeling" and "Emotional".
    They are blood-thirsty, deceptive and evil beings meant to give us nightmares and a fear of the dark.
    This quasi-androgeounous teeny-bopper hearthrob stuff is utter crap.
    Give me Nosferatu, Lestat, the killers of Salems Lot.

    June 30, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      It is utter crap, but it sells. And, like Michael Bay films, if they make more money than they cost it doesn't matter how bad they are.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Rick

    I never saw any Twilight movie and I won't be seeing this one either. If I had kids, rest assured they would'nt be seeing it either. We have enough gothic kids walking around to scare us. The actors in the movie are are way over-exposed and not even that good-looking. That Patterson guy is gross and that Taylor guy looks like a wax replica of himself. Don't get me started on that girl.

    June 30, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  54. To All the Sheep Haters

    It never ceases to amaze me to read all of the hateful comments here, criticizing people for being fans of a movie when these Sheep Haters have nothing better to do with their time than log on and complain. Don't you have anything you enjoy musing about? You're worse than the people who stand in lines for hours waiting to see a movie - you're the idiots who stand off to the side of that line and waste your time pointing fingers and calling people names. So who are the real sheep here? The dumb sheep anyway.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ivy

      BRAVO! I couldn't agree more. And MPH, yes Deathly Hallows will be the most amazing move ever. The trailer last night gave me chills.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • ArrKay

      No, we're the people who shake our heads as we walk by on our way to whatever we're doing.

      I don't wait in line for things, I sure as heck am not going to stand there and point.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • @To All the Sheep Haters

      BAAAA BAAAAAAAA!!!

      June 30, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • MPH

      Ivy – Awesome trailer, awesome soundtrack. I cannot stop watching it! It has so much to live up to. Still, I cannot wait for Nov. 19th.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts

      1) You don't need to log onto Marquee Blog to leave a comment.

      2) I wouldn't call any of those comments "hatred." Be careful of the words you choose to use. I don't see a shred of "hate" in any of the comments... just a bunch of people joking around about a movie they DISLIKE.

      3) No one stands outside the theater and laughs at others anymore... if anything they walk into another movie because they find it to be better and/or more enjoyable.

      4) You mad? Move on.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  55. MPH

    Wait till Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is released. Will blow away away box office records. The Harry Potter books are miles ahead of the Twilight series.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • ArrKay

      Box office records mean nothing though. Tickets keep getting more expensive, and the population keeps increasing. Of course they keep breaking records.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • MPH

      That is true. Still, it is one metric to measure interst in a movie. Ok, I admit it – I am a diehard HP fan. I tried to read Twilight and found it to be juvenile. I mean, come on "Bella Swan"?? Ok, back to the real world now....

      June 30, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • ArrKay

      Wait.. Twilight is more juvenile than Harry Potter? You can type that with a straight face?

      June 30, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • MPH

      Absolutely. Have you read the books?
      Anyway, let's just agree to disagree. Thank goodness for choice, right?

      June 30, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • ArrKay

      I haven't read the books, no. But judging by the people I know who have read them, and the ones that told me they're "for adults", and the ones that told me "they're for kids", I'd tend to believe the adults that told me they're for kids more than the kids/young adults that told me they're for adults.

      When I was a teenager, I used to say "anime's for adults" to my parents. A decade and a half later, I see some anime, and I realize there may be some adult stuff in there, but when I watch it, it's pretty clear to me it's not intended for people with actual adult minds.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Andrea M

    I dunno. I've always been anti-Twilight, but on a lark I just sat down and watched the first movie. If you ignore the questionable acting and the fact that Edward is the lamest vampire ever, it's good cheesy fun. I'm looking for a stream of New Moon as we speak so I can keep going on it. I mean yeah, it's bad, but it's bad in the good sort of way for the most part. Will I see Eclipse in the theater, nah, but once a decent english version pops up online, I'll secretly watch it. Don't think I can bring myself to actually cough up for it, too shameful.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Evelyn

    I was at the 12:01 AM showing and it's an AWESOME movie. Totally worth waiting in line for 6 hours. The best so far in the series.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Twifan

    Best out of the three by a long shot! I had a great time last night and yes, I do plan on contributing to the box office success a few more times. By the way, I'm 41 and have a life – thank you very much.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Amber

    I was at a Twilight Trilogy that was held in Las Vegas last night. It was great to see the first 2 movies and then at 12:01 we got to see Eclipse. It was great. Totally worth sitting in a movie theater for 9 hours. I plan on going next week to see it again. A must see for anyone!!

    June 30, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Twihards.com

    Well, Twihards.com was at the premiere in L.A. to see it last week, and we were at the theater last night at midnight to see it. And guess what, we are going again in a few hours, can't get enough haha

    June 30, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  61. SG

    The books aren't very good (unless you use a LOT of imagination and pretend that Stephanie Meyer is actually a good author), and the first movie was horrendous...worse than the first book. The second movie was closer to the book so props for that, but it was still bad. The acting definitely leaves something to be desired. There is a serious feeling of depth lacking from the books so there is no way that the movies can portray it. Regardless, it's part of our "era" and I'll see it, but probably online somewhere. I'm not shelling out money like I did for the first movie (3 weeks after it came out), just to listen to a theater full of pre-teens squee the whole time.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • OMG

      giggle "lacking depth"...

      June 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • happygabby

      I did spent money to see all flicks. I was hoping that the acting would improve. KStew... is just awful but I can handle Robert and Taylor. I'm not sure if the acting doesn't transition well to the big screen because there is so much 'behind the scene' feelings and thoughts (edward reading minds, bella describing everything she touches, etc). But they did a better acting job on this one. ohhh... i think the make up was MUCH better on Eclipse...but the KStew's wig was KILLING me!!!

      If you don't want to dish out the cash, I suggest waiting until it comes out on the $1 theater. You have to see it on the big screen.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Cmic

    What I don't understand are those who trash talk the movies when they haven't even attempted watching them. I could understand a little bit more if you have read the books and then decided to watch the movies and you decide that you don't like them, but if you are just one of those people that have nothing better to do than bash a book.movie series that many people find much enjoyment out of.

    It makes me mad and feels slightly personal when others are attacking the idea of these books.movies. I find great enjoyment out of reading the books and watching the movies. It gives me an escape from the normal life and the feel of romance and a love story that is missing from our lives.

    So...so what if many people love Twilight? It's none of your business if we do! I don't go around telling you that I think that your hobbies and interests are stupid and pointless, so get a life.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • ArrKay

      True, but at the same time, it's because of folks like you that folks like me have to endure an endless amount of advertising, of girls yapping, of mindless interviews, of asinine-posing wannabes on magazine covers, and whatever else.

      If Twilight stayed out of my life, I wouldn't care so much, but because you and the millions of others like you have allowance money to spend, it ends up shoved in my face for weeks on end. And that makes me mad. But I'm not just a Twilight hater. I feel the same way about just about any stupendously marketed piece of trash "movie" / "book" / "it's really for adults (that's why ever 12 year old in the world is reading/watching it)" creation out there.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • ArrKay

      But hey, let's be honest here. I'm a sports fan, and I know my interest in sports means dozens of millions of folks around the country have to put up with sports marketing.

      And I'm a guy, so millions of folks around the country have to put up with Corona commercials. Or the lingerie bowl, or Victoria's Secret yearly boobfest.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cmic

      Well for one I'm no where near 12 or a young girl that gets allowance money since I am an adult who can make my own money to spend on the things that bring me enjoyment. I'm not the type that yaps and screams over it. I think that can be annoying at times but I do still enjoy the series.

      I can understand that you don't like the advertising for the periods of time but get over it. Maybe you should learn to enjoy and appreciate films and books more. Just a thought.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cmic

      Yes there is a lot of advertising out there about sports and that i feel is degrading to women because of the interests of men but I don't go around being mad about it. I love sports about the same as i do this series so I just deal with the constant advertising that i don't enjoy while watching a football or soccer game.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • ArrKay

      Maybe I would if they'd stop creating crap and go back to actually making good movies/books that are worth the time spent watching/reading (let alone the money it costs to do that).

      I enjoy movies, but these days, they're few and far between, and aside from The Dark Knight, I can't recall the last blockbuster I saw and actually thought was anything more than vapid eye candy of some sort.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cmic

      So what if there is eye candy in the movies, it ads to them in some sort and Isn't that what the Victoria Secret advertisements and their super show is for for men? You mentioned those. Maybe you are just hard to please and should give different things a chance.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ArrKay

      The problem is that in most movies, there's nothing more than eye candy. Nothing thought-provoking. When I watch or read, I like to learn. Learn about events, emotions, people, human nature, what have you.

      I saw the first Twilight. I saw most Harry Potters. If you find anything thought-provoking in that, it's time to get past grade school.

      You're right, I am hard to please. I don't think that's quite a bad thing, though. I'd rather be hard to please than a sucker for the latest fads

      June 30, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cmic

      Well there is time to watch movies that are thought-provoking and then there is time for the imagination. I feel if you have no imagination then you really haven't lived fully. it's nice to have an escape into another type of world that can be interesting. But not all movies need to be informational because that would be a bit boring.

      I may really enjoy these movies and they may not have much learning content in them but they give you a type of feeling that makes you happy. I am pretty hard to please so I'm not just one that is intersted in the latest fad. I admit that in the beginning I didn't want to see the movies but when I finally did I was interested.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • dan

      you two should get a room

      June 30, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cmic

      you should't care.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • ArrKay

      Well, CNN must think so, it apparently ate my last reply. :( Ah well.

      Keep watching what you want, Cmic. :) Don't mind me.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts

      Cmic, the point at which you start caring at what the "haters" have to say is when you in fact lose the argument. If you like the movie, good for you... who cares what someone else thinks? People who feel the need to defend their interests are likely to be the ones who are offended/bothered by some random troll's comments.

      "Get a life" is a phrase that is best left unsaid... because anything we do these days can be deemed a "waste of time" by someone else. I especially think watching movies with no beneficial message is a waste of time, but that's just my opinion on it.

      July 1, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Cmic

      I didn't say that there was no beneficial message to the movies...

      July 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  63. JEK

    TRUE BOOD Rules!!

    June 30, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • JG

      True Blood isn't for CHILDREN...this is. Poooooorrrrrr acting at very best...Ahhh True Blood – skipping a week...darn...

      June 30, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Jared

    23 Year old, Straight Male. I saw the midnight showing, and the theatre was PACKED. However, everyone was pretty calm. The Books are GREAT and the movies are good, but Eclipse did an absolutely amazing job following the book for the most part. If you are an avid movie-goer, SEE Eclipse.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Subway

      You don't need to tell us you're straight. We don't believe you, anyway.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • happygabby

      I agree. Twilight and New Moon did not followed the book completely. This one does (except for two or three scenes) so highly suggest it for people who are afraid it will ruin the book.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Lisa

    I was one of those people who saw the movie last night! It was great! There were screams in my movie theater but only when Jacob came out. This was the first time that I have seen a midnight showing for a movie and I have to say it was an experience! The people and lines were crazy! I took my 10 & 7 year old daughters and they loved it just as much as I did!! I have the other 2 movies on DVD so I'm sure that I will own this too!

    June 30, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  66. supervoid

    I think this proves that the fallacy of argumentum ad populum was defined because of the interests of teen age girls.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  67. shortmocha

    My sister and I saw the trilogy last night culminating in Eclipse at 12 am. It was fun. It's not a vampire v werewolf thing for us. It's the nature of the relationships that we find intriguing. I have no problem saying I'm looking forward to the next movie in November. Won't be sitting through all 4 but might do the midnight thing again.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Big whoop

    Yay...now make the 4rth one so twlight can be sweeped under the rug and forgotten where it belongs. It's bad when steven king says an author can't write...hopefully the next craze will be 'better' but I doubt it with this generation.

    Oh and for the record: I'm for team Van Helsing...anything it better then twilight garbage, their books included.

    June 30, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      I love it when people criticize the authors...especially when said author is making millions off such "bad" writing skills. Her whole point of this story was to attract kids in their Tweens. Little did she expect to attract people of all ages. I loved the books, mainly because they were written in first person, which I personally like. Most stories are not. Stephanie Meyers broke out of the box with her style of writing and she is now reaping the benefits. I am currently reading The Host. another good book by Stephanie Meyers.

      This movie will turn out to be a cult classic like many others such as Grease and Rocky Horror Picture Sjow. many of you with you lame comments need to truly get a life. You have nothing better to do than to hide behind the screen of an Internet blog. you are simpletons at best. Find something more constructive to do with your time instead of abusing the privileges of the Internet. PLEASE spare us your diatribes of insults and grown up.

      June 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  69. ASH

    I'd rather have the kids at the theater watching the movie than out on the streets committing a crime. Glad to know they're enjoying something and not causing a problem.

    June 30, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Z

    Hey Ed... Yeah vampires and romance have never been mixed before. You clearly have read your Bram Stoker and almost every incarnation of Dracula ever made. Well constructed thought.

    June 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Robert

    Wait for it to come out and watch it with the Rifftrax. Best decision you will ever make. Made the first two not only bearable, but actually enjoyable. Rifftrax.com

    June 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • goldfish

      That's what my husband and I do! LOVE the rifftrax, hate the movies... and hate the books, they are without a doubt the worst books I've ever read. I was painfully disappointed seeing the fans kept saying how great they were, and I had really been looking forward to finding a new series to love... alas, they were crap.

      June 30, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  72. BrickellPrincess

    Who cares how much a movie made! Did I make that money? NO! Then why does the media machine think I care? Box office sales are not an indicator of how good or bad a movie is. It just means that a whole bunch of people went to see that movie. It doesn't mean that the movie was good since today's Hollywood caters to the simpletons that plague society.

    June 30, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      100% agree with you.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trin

      Couldn't have said it better myself. I picked up the original Twilight book in Hastings about six months ago and flicked through. That was enough to confirm to myself that they weren't worth reading. If the book is no good – I'm not interested in the movie. Writing style is weak, describing each and every detail as if it was a third grader trying to please their teacher. A heroine who is weak and pouts, a protagonist who likes it, and buff naked wolverine men. Sounds more like a French farce.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • janeyre

      Snicker, snicker, snicker... Nothing but the occult... Satan is having a ball...

      June 30, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Deb

    Took the niece. Saw all three last night. And are planning to see it a few more times. I am glad that she is now interested in reading the books...or any book for that matter.

    June 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Unknown

    If I were to compare Twilight to Harry Potter in terms of which has better influence on kids, I would say Harry Potter because Hermione is very independent while Bella is very submissive, Harry Potter places more values on the person's parents than Twilight

    June 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • C

      they are both crap!

      June 30, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • RANDA

      Geez... Hmm... did you read the books? Do you really know the characters? Do you realize the love that the parents of Edward AND Bella harbor? I dont think they are bad actors either, in response to that person that mentioned the acting. I am a 34 year old and, no I dont swoon and buy all the stuff, but since my 11 year old daughter was "bitten" by this Twilight bug, I thought I needed to review what she's into, so I read each before she was allowed to.
      Actually, if you can take a few hours each book, sit back and realize it's fiction and just a cute teenish story, its really no all that bad!
      ** On a side note, I also "pre" read the Harry Potter Series (yes, all 7) and they arent too bad either, Twilight seems just a bit more geared towards romance, IMHO.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Ed

    I don't understand the whole appeal of Twilight. Vampires in high school vampires in love. When they crossed romance and horror they messed up Vampires forever.

    June 30, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.

      Unless you are a teenage or can remember what it was like to be a teenager, you won't get it.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Flotilla

      Uh, horror and romance have been in bed together since the beginning of the written word. Perhaps your local library could be of assistance.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • just saying

      well Ed, it's not really even the vampire thing. It's the romance I think. Every woman wants an Edward or a Jacob, someone to protect them, someone to REALLY Love them for themselves, someone to take care of them, someone who puts them above all else. Not really that many men out there MAN enough to be that way for a woman, or maybe not that many women out there worthy of a man like that...but just saying, It would be nice to be loved THAT much.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  76. akd23

    I'm embarrassed to say I'll go watch this movie, eventually. Even though I left the theatre after 'New Moon' with a bad taste in my mouth, due to the less than satisfactory acting skills of too many cast members. It's like a car wreck..

    June 30, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chief

      I will be seeing it because my wife wants to see it - happy wife, happy life.

      That bad taste in your mouth was probably bile - I know New Moon was so bad it made me nausiated.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  77. usm92

    It was less than $6 where I went to see it, different director for each movie, and this was the best of the saga yet .... I didn't even stand in a line .....local theaters rock

    June 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  78. bbq

    Don't think i will watch any of the movies because I don't want it to ruin the book.

    June 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Danielle

      I would suggest reading the books first! I LOVED the books...the movies..eh not so much. I have still seen each movie that has come out (once) and the acting is not so fantastic. BUT....the books are amazing through and through. Read the books, then watch the movie!

      June 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • tiffany

      i agree with you bc the first two movies were not so great. but this movie was SO TRUE to the book i would recommend seeing. they didn't leave anything out that was important. they touched on every subject in the book without dragging it out like stephanie meyer likes to do some times. i would have loved to see more of Bree Tanner and Demetrie but i guess that would have made the movie 3 hours long. but the didnt take away from this REALLY GREAT MOVIE you should defiantely see : )

      June 30, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • happygabby

      I agree with tiffany. For the most part, this movie did not leave any important details or added ridiculous stuff (they did add one major connection). Seeing Eclipse will not ruin the book...promise!

      I really wanted them to include more on Bree and the other newborns but ohh well!

      June 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Giselle

      Haha, don't worry. The books are so badly written, they ruin themselves. ;)

      June 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachel

      Ha! And here I am just the opposite! I do not want to read the books because I long for the anticipation of what comes next, visually, rather than in the books. Once you've read those books, you already know what's going to happen.

      I DON'T WANT TO KNOW!!! *LOL*

      June 30, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • ca

      I hear you about not wanting to spoil the book. If you're going to watch one, watch "Eclipse". Seriously I am a serious fan of the books...this movie nails the book. Prob 90-95%. And the dialogue is mostly from the book. Don't watch New Moon...I left that one laughing because it was so dumb

      June 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Sir Loin of Beef

    30 million in 3 hours. First, what recession? Secondly, I can't believe all these people couldn't find anything better to do.

    June 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • well...

      Good point.

      Do sheep need anything better to do? :P

      Good thing you and I won't be contributing to this movie. Not like that's going to make much of a difference with all the sheep around, anyway.

      June 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • M

      So just because so many people like the same thing we're sheep? I dont collect posters or t-shirts or see these movies over and over again, but I do like them and I enjoyed reading the books the first and only time that I read them. Who cares if other people do watch and read them over and over again? Is it so bad that they get so much enjoyment out of it? But, I guess we are all sheep. Oh well, BAAAA. Have fun doing something "better" with YOUR time.

      June 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.

      BAAAAAA!!!! BAAAAAAAA!!!!

      June 30, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Time spent

      you say they wasted their time, but you took your time to comment on this story making fun of people that went to it...

      June 30, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Unbelievable

      Time Spent, Heads up- there's a big difference between a quick comment and sitting through whole movie as far as time goes. Don't campare the two. It's just silly.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sir Loin of Beef

      Very original. Come up with that all by yourself?

      June 30, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Unbelievable

      And yes, I realize it's COMPARE. Not Campare... quick typing. My mistake.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Judge

      One Point to Unbelievable and Sir Loin of Beef.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sir Loin of Beef

      That was meant for Time Spent....

      June 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sir Loin of Beef

      Let's not forget all these tweeners out after midnight.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • well...

      It's 2+ hours well saved. There are many other movies out there better than this... maybe except A-Team...

      June 30, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sir Loin of Beef

      I can't argue with that.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • OMG

      Liked the books, not crazy about the movies but why hate...TO ALL OF YOU! Life is short...breath in and out folks; we are all different for a reason...

      June 30, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sir Loin of Beef

      OMG....get a sense of humor. Life IS too short. You sheep take this stuff way too seriously. BAA BAAAAAA!

      June 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      But, Sir Loin of Beef, Twilight IS serious stuff... so serious it makes some people spend 9 hours watching all three movies one after another... LOL.

      Thinking about it makes me laugh. Sheep make me laugh.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • OMG

      I knew you couldn't resist...it must be very sad way to be...later my friend!

      June 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tucker

      Like what - comment on a softball cnn story?

      June 30, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sir Loin of Beef

      OMG.....your rapier wit has totally destroyed me. How can I possibly ever make another post?

      June 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • tf

      you all need to find something better to do with your time than criticize others and their likes and dislikes. it's really none of your concern what other people chose to do. i'm sure there is something you do that's just as easy to make fun of or mock you for. leave people be.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas

      I hope you realize that movie ticket prices are very cheep in most parts of the country except for big cities. When I got to a showing after 11pm or before 6pm I only pay $3.50 for a ticket, between 6pm and 11pm I would pay $5.50, even in a recession I can afford to go see a movie every once in a while.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sir Loin of Beef

      ouch! That one really hurt. Seriously, lighten up people. I though sheep were fun loving creatures.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Yeah, I thought sheep were peaceful. These sheep fight back!

      June 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brett Larson

      Give me a break. Obviously, you have no clue HOW good this flick is. I enjoyed it very much, along with my wife and my two best buddies.

      Maybe if you read the books, you might get a clue, eh?

      June 30, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      Yeah...like sleeping.

      June 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Team Edward Representative, lol

      I fed some SIR LOIN OF BEEF to the best DOG I know, Jacob Black. Then I had him euthanized... for being a fool. lol, I kid, I kid! I know someone had to have laughed at this... I can't be the only light-hearted joker here. (No harding feelings Sir...Beef and Team Jacob-ers, all fun – no harm meant!) :) Later y'all!

      June 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Oddly enough, proclaiming that you're NOT a sheep is just as trendy as being one of the sheep. Just be yourself and stop worrying about it.

      June 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  80. San Jose

    I will be contributing to the weekend box office draw, but I didn't think I could handle the screams of the midnight showing last night. lol

    June 30, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • I

      no screams in my theatur at midnight i was suprised everyone was in tune to the movie

      June 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.

      My theater was full of 'Whoo girls' It was rally annoying. The movie however, was great, just like the book.

      June 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • CSUNikki

      Yes, I will be contributing to the Eclipse movie money machine this weekend too. I loved the books and I "liked" the first two, but I am hoping this 3rd installment will be as good as I am reading about in the reviews from fans. I can't stand the frenzy screaming of some of the Twi-hards, but hey, they're kids, so let them have their fun.

      June 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mandi

      Thankfully no screams. But we did all laugh at the same times and cheered when they talked about Galveston, Texas.

      June 30, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trisha

      After all of the obnoxious screaming at the midnight showing of New Moon, I was VERY surprised that there wasn't a single outburst last night!!!

      June 30, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • CB

      My wife and I went to the midnight showing last night and yes she went again this afternoon to see it again. Twice in the first day. I think she has plans to go with a friend on Friday as well.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      Book was MUCH better! Movie was good but didn't come close to being as good as the book. The theater was full of annoying screams and clapping...wait until the DVD comes out.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Megan

      I remember a world where vampires would rip out throats, drink blood and devour your soul. God, I miss the good old days.

      June 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blade

      Trash at best for a movie...straight to dvd is too much ...should be made for tv movie in LIFETIME....bad acting badly written books...this movie should vanish in a couple of weeks thankfully.....

      June 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • ca

      Go in the morning . I went to a 9:30am showing and there were only 35+ females...the teeny boppers weren't awake yet. It was perfect.

      June 30, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • stefani

      omg i was one of those at midnight then i went again 2 days later. all screams in my place at midnight i joined in i mean you only live once

      July 2, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |

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