Twilight, shockingly, is #1 this weekend; sequels announced
Yeah, yeah, Twilight is the top grossing movie of the weekend. No surprise. What is a surprise is the amount of money generated: over $70 million. Since the movie was comparatively low-budget, no big name stars or special effects, that’s really profitable.
Which leads to the stories of the sequels. We’d already discussed the making of #2 New Moon, but now there’s talk of filming #2 and #3, Eclipse, at the same time. It certainly makes sense– we’re dealing with ageless creatures, wouldn’t do good to have them looking older in a few years. Also no word about making #4, although that might be a good thing.
Nikki Finke has a note from Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart to the fans: