Twihards, mark your calendars. The epic finale of ‘Twilight’ is coming home, and the countdown begins now.
On Saturday, March 2nd, 2013, legions of devoted fans of multi-billion dollar film franchise will gather at retailers nationwide for the midnight home entertainment launch of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,’ available on Blu-ray, 2-disc DVD, On Demand and Digital Download.
In the exciting conclusion of the phenomenally popular vampire romance saga, the birth of Bella and Edward’s child bring conflict between Bella and her lifelong friend, Jacob, and an all-out war between the Cullens and the Volturi.
The Blu-ray and 2-disc DVD will feature several hours of bonus content, including a seven-part behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of ‘Breaking Dawn,’ as well as an insightful feature-length audio commentary with director Bill Condon.
Fans will also be able to get their hands on the previously announced ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1′ Extended Edition — both releases will be available during the March 2nd midnight launch.
Watch the announcement video, then keep reading to see the full press release:
It has arrived. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2″ hit theaters at 10 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 15), which means fans have witnessed the final “Twilight Saga” film make its debut. But just how big will the movie be? According to experts, “Breaking Dawn — Part 2″ looks like it will have the most massive opening weekend for a “Twilight” movie.
Up until this point in time, it was The Twilight Saga: New Moon” that held the franchise’s biggest opening weekend with $142.8 million (interestingly enough, it’s also the worst-reviewed movie in the series). “Breaking Dawn — Part 1″ comes in second with $138 million, and “Part 2″ looks to break both of their records.
The experts over at Box Office Mojo expect “Breaking Dawn — Part 2″ to rake in $158 million this weekend (including the early Thursday showtimes), which will have it vying with “The Dark Knight’s” $158.4 million opening for the number four spot on the list of best opening weekends. For some perspective, “The Hunger Games” debuted to $152 million, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2″ came out with $169 million and “The Avengers” has the best opening weekend with $207 million.
All told, “The Twilight Saga” has made a total of $2.5 billion worldwide, with $1.071 billion coming from the United States alone. Not too shabby for a story that started with its author, Stephenie Meyer, dreaming about a man telling his girlfriend that he’s a vampire in the middle of a meadow.
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Fellow soundtrack artists Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald will also hit the stage outside L.A.’s Nokia Theatre on Saturday.
While Twi-hards eagerly await the Los Angeles premiere of Breaking Dawn – Part 2, with many fans already camped-out outside Nokia Theatre, Christina Perri is providing a bit of early entertainment.
The singer, featured on the film’s soundtrack with “A Thousand Years (Part 2),” will hit the stage for a live concert on Saturday right outside the theater beginning at 1 p.m. The two-hour show – hosted by Time Warner Cable — will also include a performance from Twilight actress Nikki Reed and her American Idol husband Paul McDonald, whose duet “You’re All I Ever Needed” is featured in the film’s ending credits. Anya Marina and A Boy and His Kite will also perform.
TWC has also enlisted the help of several Breaking Dawn cast members to dish out a free continental breakfast for fans on Sunday at Chick Hearn Court and Georgia Street. In addition to a free bagel and juice, fans will also be gifted with a free Twilight T-shirt and goodie bag.
Two years after Robert Pattinson’s wax figure was unveiled, Taylor Lautner is finally getting his due. Madame Tussauds New York will unveil Lautner’s wax figure on Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. ET. Pictured is the clay sculpture that artists used to create the mold and cast of his head. We have definite stubble. As for what clothing Lautner will be immortalized in, the press release says he’s “styled in a tailored charcoal grey suit and black dress shirt with an open collar.” I suppose that’s more timeless than a soft charcoal grey T-shirt underneath a soft black leather jacket, which could be removed in the summer months to showcase his biceps. Not that I’ve given this any thought.
Is Twilight coming to the small screen?
A new take on the popular vampire and werewolf movie series is in development, and one idea circulating is a TV show, reports Moviehole.net.
With the final film in the Twilight saga set to be released Nov. 16, many people are interested in keeping the high-grossing Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment franchise — based on the books by Stephenie Meyer — alive. Potential avenues include a “TV show or film spin-off, merely set in the same world as the one in the movies but not featuring the main trio,” according to the site’s sources.
With Bella, Edward and Jacob out of the picture, on whom would such a project focus? “One area of interest” is the Wolf Pack.
But is there room on the tube, which already features the beasts of True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf and occasionally Supernatural, for even more wolves and vampires? Is there another set of characters from the Twilight books and films that should be explored instead? And which network can you see hosting such a series?
Attention Twilight Fans, the World Premiere of The Twilight Saga finale, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ is nearly upon us. In order to give all faithful fans a fair chance to take part in the festivities planned leading up to the premiere, Summit Entertainment is putting in place some new procedures for this year’s fan camping. Due to the high demand to attend this year’s Fan Camp and the limited amount of space available, FAN CAMP TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH A RANDOM DRAWING OF ALL ELIGIBLE REGISTRATION SUBMISSIONS DURING THE REGISTRATION PERIOD.
The process to attend this year’s Fan Camp will happen in 4 phases:
Phase 1: Fan Camp Registration
Phase 2: Fan Camp Drawing
Phase 3: Fan Camp Ticket Notification
Phase 4: Fan Camp Check-in
There are approximately 1,200 Fan Camp tickets available in total. Each ticket is for one (1) spot at the Fan Camp. Fan Camp spots will be determined by a random drawing to be conducted after the Registration Period has closed. The winners of the drawing will be notified by email with instructions on how to pick up their tickets and when to report to Fan Camp for check-in.
This year all campers will be in the same Fan Camp area. Selection for a Fan Camp ticket does not guarantee eligibility for any other fan events, prizes or drawings. All special fan events and prizes will be determined by additional and separate random drawings.
“Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ is the last movie of “The Twilight Saga,” which also means there is one final soundtrack album left as well. So for a series known for its music, obviously the last release is going to be big. And who is bigger than Green Day?
Summit Entertainment along with Chop Shop Records and Atlantic Records are releasing the track list for the soundtrack album for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ officially here on Yahoo! Movies. And Green Day, the five-time Grammy Award-winning punk trio, are contributing a song to the series for the first time.
So how did Green Day get involved in the hugely popular vampire romance? Mike Dirnt, bassist for the band, told Yahoo!, “When we were asked to be part of the ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ soundtrack, we readily agreed because the films are an insane cultural phenomenon, and we have always been impressed with the way the ‘Twilight’ soundtracks are so carefully curated.”
While you wouldn’t necessarily think of the guys in the band being “Twi-hards,” lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong did tell Spinner.com in 2009 that if their Broadway show “American Idiot” were to be adapted into a movie, he’d want Edward Cullen himself, Robert Pattinson, to play the lead. Armstrong said, “He’s a good actor. There’s still more to come with that kid.”
Who else is on the album? Here’s the complete track list:
1. Where I Come From — Passion Pit
2. Bittersweet — Ellie Goulding
3. The Forgotten — Green Day
4. Fire In The Water — Feist
5. Everything And Nothing — The Boom Circuits
6. The Antidote — St. Vincent
7. Speak Up — POP ETC
8. Heart of Stone — Iko
9. Cover Your Tracks — A Boy and His Kite
10. Ghosts — James Vincent McMorrow
11. All I’ve Ever Needed — Paul McDonald & Nikki Reed
12. New For You — Reeve Carney
13. A Thousand Years (Part Two) – Christina Perri
14. Plus Que Ma Prope Vie — Carter Burwell
Fans are clearly eager to see how this one plays out.
The advance first-day ticket sales of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 have far surpassed the previous first-day ticket sales for Breaking Dawn Part 1 E! News confirms.
By how much, you ask?
A lot, but don’t worry, we’ll go into more detail.
Around this time last year, Breaking Dawn Part 1 managed to rake in $626,000 on its first-day advance ticket sales, but Part 2′s first-day advance tickets, which went on sale Monday, brought in a whopping—wait for it—$1.17 million! That’s an 87 percent increase!
A good number of the sales, about a quarter of them, went toward The Twilight Saga marathon purchase, which screens all the films before the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2.
In case you didn’t already have this date marked in your calendars, the final installment of the Twilight Saga premieres Nov. 16.
EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that the final film in the Twilight Saga series Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is sending its cast on another major international promotional tour before the movie opens on November 16th. Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Promotional Tour My sources say the countries are: Australia, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Scotland, Ireland, England, Spain, Germany, Denmark, and Norway. The wildly successful vampire series’ studio Summit Entertainment has an added incentive setting such a big-ticket global tour: the reunion of their star-crossed lovers Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. After their separation was sensationalized around the world, the pair are back together and I hear they’re about to make some of the promotional appearances together. The fans will go nuts. I’m told the global tour mirrors the substance of the finale starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner because Bella, Edward, and Jacob must assemble vampire covens from across the globe to counter the new threat of the ruling Volturi. Film is based on the last half of the 4th novel by author Stephenie Meyer and was scripted by Melissa Rosenberg and directed by Bill Condon with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing.
Here’s the promotional tour schedule for Stewart, Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and the rest of the cast which also will be doing a myriad of media appearances both on national U.S. talk shows and programs and similar appearances around the globe. Dates and cast appearances subject to change. Additional U.S. cities will be announced:
October 6 – Spain: Chaske Spencer to appear at Sitges Film Festival for fan event and press.
October 14 – United States: U.S. press tour in select regional markets to be announced.
October 21 – United States: U.S. press tour in select regional markets to be announced.
October 21 – October 28 – Australia, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Scotland, Ireland: Robert Pattinson visits Australia, Kristen Stewart visits Japan, Taylor Lautner visits Brazil, Ashley Grene visits South Africa, Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed visit Scotland and Ireland.
October 28 – November 3 – Los Angeles, California: Worldwide press junket in Los Angeles with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Michael Sheen, director Bill Condon, author Stephenie Meyer, and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg.
November 3 – November 4 – Burbank, California: The Twilight Saga Official Convention in Burbank featuring Peter Facinelli, Gil Birmingham, Charlie Bewley, Alex Meraz, Booboo Stewart, Tinsel Korey, Casey LaBow, Julia Jones, and Bronson Pelletier. (Details here.)
November 4 – November 11 – Various Cities, U.S.: The cast will do national press and talk shows.
November 12 – Los Angeles, California: World Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 at Nokia Theater at LA LIVE featuring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and the cast along with Bill Condon and Stephenie Meyer.
November 14 – November 16 – England, Spain, Germany: Premiere Tour in London, Madrid, and Berlin featuring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Bill Condon, and Wyck Godfrey
November 14 – November 16 – Denmark, Norway: Premiere Tour in Copenhagen and Oslo featuring Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone
The final movie poster will be revealed on Tuesday at 9 AM PT after a worldwide countdown at dawn across all of the Facebook pages of the Twilight Saga network. There will be 6 total portions revealed across 6 regional time zones, all on Tuesday morning local time, starting with New Zealand and ending with Los Angeles:
Monday 1:00 PM PT (Tuesday 8:00 AM – New Zealand)
Monday 5:00 PM PT (Tuesday 9:00 AM – Tokyo)
Monday 9:00 PM PT (Tuesday 8:00 AM – Dubai)
Tuesday 1:00 AM PT (9:00 AM – London)
Tuesday 5:00 AM PT (9:00 AM – Buenos Aires)
Tuesday 9:00 AM PT (North America)