Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Twilight

Old 11-21-08, 07:18 PM
  #126  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rainy ass Seattle yes the weather sucks here, so do our sports teams.
Posts: 1,082
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by DRG View Post
Predictions from the web:
Box Office Guru - $60 million - http://boxofficeguru.com/weekend.htm
Box Office Report - $64 million - http://www.boxofficereport.com/wbon/forecast.shtml
Cinematical - $44 million - http://www.cinematical.com/2008/11/1...light-arrives/
Lee's Movie Info - $65.5 million - http://www.leesmovieinfo.net/movie-predictions.php
Box Office Whisperer - $64 million - http://movies.hsx.com/news/whisper/
Blogcritics - $75 million - http://blogcritics.org/archives/2008/11/21/064338.php
Nice!

Don't forget Fantasy Moguls

FINAL PREDICTIONS FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 21-23
1. NEW Twilight (Sony) $64.3 million
2. NEW Bolt (Disney) $40.2 million
3. Quantum of Solace (Sony) $29.77 million
4. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (DreamWorks/Paramount) $18.6 million
5. Role Models (Universal) $5.54 million
6. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Disney) $3.23 million
7. Changeling (Universal) $2.61 million
8. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Weinstein) $1.69 million
9. The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight) $1.33 million
10. Soul Men (MGM) $1.23 million
Old 11-21-08, 08:48 PM
  #127  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
mdc3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Posts: 9,921
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by RoboDad View Post
Did she walk out of the movie, or just not go?
Our local theatres had 10pm showings last night, not midnight ones.
Old 11-21-08, 08:53 PM
  #128  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Rypro 525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: a frikin hellhole
Posts: 28,264
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
well good, no selling body parts and no giving everyone 1000 bucks for me. i knew it wouldn't be close to dark knights record. sure there might be sell outs in certain parts of the country, but not everywhere, and mark my words, this will drop like a tank next week
Old 11-21-08, 11:11 PM
  #129  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 4,128
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
My wife loved it. She's a fan of the books, I've never read them, and I thought it was poorly written, poorly acted, and poorly directed. Given all of those handicaps, I didn't hate it, but I'll never *willingly* see it again.
Old 11-22-08, 12:22 AM
  #130  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
What would be the exact opposite of this film for men? What would make us go out and watch regardless of what it was? Rambo, maybe?
Old 11-22-08, 12:25 AM
  #131  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: La Mesa, CA
Posts: 364
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
It kills me that Summit Entertainment is pouring millions into advertising this flick and couldn't do the same for Sex Drive.
I am so with you on this, Matthew. And not just with Sex Drive, but to a lesser extent, Penelope as well. Both inherently better movies than Twilight will ever be. As far as I'm concerned, this is going to be a much higher grossing replay of The Convenent (a bad comparison, I know, but that's how I see it). It just kills me that Summit Entertainment's highest grossing films this year have both been quite bad (And I'm referring to both Twilight and Never Back Down). If they threw the same marketing effort into both Sex Drive and Penelope, then I could probably support Summit's immediate marketing plans for this film, but I can't.

Still, it will top out well...even with a big drop:

OW: $65 million
Total Gross: $120 million
Old 11-22-08, 12:35 AM
  #132  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Rypro 525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: a frikin hellhole
Posts: 28,264
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
What would be the exact opposite of this film for men? What would make us go out and watch regardless of what it was? Rambo, maybe?
watchmen prob. Even if it gets shit reviews (i don't think it will but you never know), most of the fanboys will see it opening night even though they might be the only ones.
Old 11-22-08, 01:09 AM
  #133  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Duluth, GA, USA
Posts: 37,782
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Having never read the books, whatever I know of these characters and plotlines come from the film "Twilight" and small tidbits from articles. I found the film to drag in many spots, with very dull character development, and even sparser character details on a cast that is simply too large for the screenwriter to incorporate into a film that should move with some energy and grace. Somehow the film made 2 hours feel like 3 hours.

The direction was also pretty unimaginative, and then I find out Catherine Hardwicke directed the film, and then I understood why I didn't think much of the direction because she's suited for perhaps half the material in the film (the interpersonal stuff), but not the action or vampire abilities on display.

I did like Kristen Stewart's screen presence as Bella, but she wasn't as compelling as I had hoped her character to be (perhaps the source material is at fault, I don't know), and Robert Pattinson appears to have been cast for his hair and penchant for brooding. To me, their on-screen chemistry wasn't too impressive (perhaps just my personal expectation given bits and pieces I'd gleaned of the general gist of the novels, or it could just be that Bella is 17 years old in this tale).

Obviously fans of the books will see the film, but for me, it was mostly tedious to sit through as the plot points felt too forced, and didn't develop as organically as they could have been because you just know the sequels are forthcoming.

I give it 2 stars, or a grade of C.
Old 11-22-08, 11:26 AM
  #134  
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bellefontaine, Ohio
Posts: 5,628
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
[QUOTE=Mercury&Solace;9087502]Nice!

Don't forget Fantasy Moguls

FINAL PREDICTIONS FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 21-23
1. NEW Twilight (Sony) $64.3 million
2. NEW Bolt (Disney) $40.2 million
3. Quantum of Solace (Sony) $29.77 million


Looks like Twilight will get over $70 million possibly and Bolt wont even get to $30 million.
Old 11-22-08, 12:16 PM
  #135  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Rypro 525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: a frikin hellhole
Posts: 28,264
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Given that 'bolt is a family movie, expect a bigger sat and sun total.
Old 11-22-08, 02:10 PM
  #136  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rainy ass Seattle yes the weather sucks here, so do our sports teams.
Posts: 1,082
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Box Office Mojo has this at $35.7 million for Friday. Holy shit!
It almost made its budget back in 1 day.
Old 11-22-08, 02:34 PM
  #137  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
lizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: the Western Slope, Colorado
Posts: 7,944
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Hmm, an awful lot of enmity toward the book and movie by the young male DVD Talk demographic. What a surprise. I appreciate Nickee (and a few others) for attempting to present the other point of view.

Unlike many of you, I've read the book (and listened to the audio version) and the next one in the series, New Moon. And I'm not a Mormon housewife, I'm a mid 50s male. I read dozens of books a year and my favorite genres are fantasy and military sci-fi, but I also like romance (my favorite and most read book, by far, is Pride and Prejudice). I found the books enjoyable enough and will probably read the remaining two in the series eventually. Not my favorites to be sure, nor are they destined to be literary classics in the YA (Young Adult) field, but I found them entertaining enough.

That said, I wouldn't be surprised if the movie isn't as good as the book I haven't seen it yet as is usually the case with novels translated to the screen. But will tween and teen girls enjoy it? Very likely.

I don't get all the negativity here. Why does it matter if the movie does well? Who does it hurt if young girls have a book and a movie that they like, even if they aren't works of art? Even the much worshiped Dark Knight isn't exactly Citizen Kane, although one wouldn't know it from reading DVD Talk. Different strokes for different folks, people. Get over it.
Old 11-22-08, 03:27 PM
  #138  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
xfilekr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Johnstown, PA
Posts: 1,891
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just curious, please don't bash for asking: Why all the hate for the director? She's made 4 movies right? Thirteen, lords of Dogtown, nativity story, twilight. (Have only seen twilight)
Old 11-22-08, 05:09 PM
  #139  
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 28
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This is currently at 43% at Rotten Tomatoes.
Old 11-22-08, 05:11 PM
  #140  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 345
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by xfilekr View Post
Just curious, please don't bash for asking: Why all the hate for the director? She's made 4 movies right? Thirteen, lords of Dogtown, nativity story, twilight. (Have only seen twilight)
Yes, and all four of them are terrible. Even Thirteen, which had promise, was ruined because she's pretentious but doesn't know how to shoot properly. She's like David Brent, but real, a woman, and makes movies.
Old 11-22-08, 06:13 PM
  #141  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 36,166
Received 360 Likes on 249 Posts
Some awkward moments, and it dragged on and on, but I enjoyed it. Walked in blind, new nothing about the books. I'll probably end up getting the DVD. B-/ C+
Old 11-22-08, 06:45 PM
  #142  
DVD Talk Legend
 
FantasticVSDoom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: No longer trapped
Posts: 11,610
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Interesting that this is getting 'average' reviews... I may just go see it then. I was entertained by the books, however, thought the trailers for this were pretty terrible.
Old 11-22-08, 07:41 PM
  #143  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 6,001
Received 148 Likes on 102 Posts
The film dragged for me.

Spoiler:

Even for a "chick flick" it still dragged.

I wanted to learn more of the Cullens/Tribal stuff and less about Bella's boring life and her annoying friends.

It's basically a really boring version of the Buffy & Angel love story (minus the whole Slayer part and gore).

Old 11-22-08, 07:48 PM
  #144  
Member
 
Brack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: near Cincinnati
Posts: 10,007
Received 59 Likes on 39 Posts
I have a friend who's an English teacher and a huge fan of the books, and she said it captures the mood of the book well, and I trust her taste in these matters more than most. Might see it next weekend.
Old 11-22-08, 08:02 PM
  #145  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Goldberg74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 17,681
Received 244 Likes on 151 Posts
My wife told me that she read on Meyer's blog that New Moon (Book 2) has been greenlit.
Old 11-22-08, 09:29 PM
  #146  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
RoboDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: A far green country
Posts: 5,960
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Goldberg74 View Post
My wife told me that she read on Meyer's blog that New Moon (Book 2) has been greenlit.
I read that it was greenlit before this film even opened.
Old 11-22-08, 10:44 PM
  #147  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 1,702
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I enjoyed books 1-3, but haven't read the fourth. I decided to read the first one after seeing the trailer.
Old 11-22-08, 11:20 PM
  #148  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
onebyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,049
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I never heard of this series before the hype for the movie started, but I ordered them as soon as I got home from the movie because I really enjoyed it. I will be there for the second.
Old 11-23-08, 05:58 AM
  #149  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rainy ass Seattle yes the weather sucks here, so do our sports teams.
Posts: 1,082
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by RoboDad View Post
I read that it was greenlit before this film even opened.
Every book has been greenlit for a movie.
Are you kidding me? the studio won't be able to pump these out fast enough.
Old 11-23-08, 12:30 PM
  #150  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,150
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
They won't be able to pump them out fast enough until the returns diminish. The movie did $70 million in the first weekend, but I am willing to bet the drop will be HUGE next weekend, and a second movie won't make as much as this one, because a lot of the fans seem to be less than thrilled with this one.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.