“New Moon” placed third on the all-time domestic chart behind last year’s $158.4 million opening weekend for the Batman blockbuster “The Dark Knight” and 2007’s $151.1 million haul for “Spider-Man 3.”
Among the top-10 all-time openings, “New Moon” is the only one that came outside of Hollywood’s busiest time, the summer season. The movie adaptation of Meyer’s next “Twilight” chapter, “Eclipse,” arrives in the heart of summer, next June 30.
The No. 1 domestic debut for Summit Entertainment’s “New Moon” was more than twice the $69.6 million haul over the same weekend last year for “Twilight,” the first in the franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s novels.
A lot of people know Kristen Stewart now, she’s the human in the Twilight Series but when I first watched Twilight I recognized her right away. She played the daughter of Jodie Foster in Panic Room, one of my favorites. She has really short hair and looks like a tomboy, which she still does sometimes but it was her first movie and she was very good in it. Then she played in another very good movie with Denis Quaid and Shannon Stone called Cold Creek Manor. She does well with movies full of intensity and has has a chance to work with a great group of actors already.
Robert Pattinson is an other actor who hasn’t been in many films but has hit it big quickly just like Kristen Stewart. He has also been in other hit movies and worked with a large range of great actors. They are both very lucky to have gotten the roles that they have over the last 5 years or so. Rob’s only other movies are the Harry Potter series, I mean you can’t get to much bigger than that starting out. He needs to be careful though because he’s so far only been in two differnt series of movies and sometimes once you’re done that is all they see you as, girls may only be able to see him as Edward Cullen. Kristen has been and is still doing other movies besides the Twilight series.
You may look at the character “Jacob” and wonder where did this kid come from? You may have seen him in a few films and not even realized that it was him. Taylor Lautner became an actor after a career in martial arts, from the skill of that was able to get a roll in the movie The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D and then appeared in the film Cheaper by the Dozen 2.
Now he’s one of the leading men on one of the years biggest hits, New Moon. He just turned 18 and already he’s got girls wanting him, screaming for him and loving him as much as they loved the character “Edward” in the first one. I hope that he doesn’t become one of the young actors that turns to drugs and drinking and gets caught up in all they hype of fame.