Eclipse breaks midnight box office records making $30 million!
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ripped into the record books with its midnight launch, grossing over $30 million at more than 4,000 theaters. That surpassed The Twilight Saga: New Moon’s previous benchmark of $26.3 million. Included in Eclipse’s sum was a new IMAX midnight milestone of over $1 million at 192 venues, topping Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’s $959,000.
MakingOf recently sat down with “Eclipse” director David Slade as he goes into detail about his directing process, extensive rehearsing, and making sure that the cast and crew are on the same page while filming.
MTV has a new video interview up with Taylor Lautner where he talks about filming a scene where he had to carry Kristen around all day, it ended up being harder than he anticipated! Watch the video and read the whole article HERE.
“There’s a scene where I’m carrying [Kristen Stewart], and it’s also, like, four pages of dialogue,” Lautner told MTV News. “So I’m carrying her, and we’re walking through the woods, and I’m talking to her, and it’s a pretty intense talk. We actually had plans, a rig that was basically going to carry her, and I was just going to pretend that I was carrying her. We got there on the day, and the rig didn’t look very natural. They were like, ‘What are we going to do?’ and I’m like, ‘I’ll just carry her. She’s like, what, 110 pounds? It’s no big deal!’ “
E! Online has announced that they will be doing a live video stream of the Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiere! Awesome! Twilighters.org will also have a representative at the premiere, more information will be available as the premiere draws closer so keep checking back!
These are all very real and very important questions which is why we’re excited to announce we will be live streaming the entire red carpet right here on E! Online. We’ll get the show going at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET, so head over here and don’t miss a second of the action.
We’ll also be asking the Rob, Kristen and the gang your questions so tweet us @RedCarpet and let us know who and what you want us to ask!