What other movie premiere features sparkling vampires and causes teenage girls to squeal when a werewolf takes his shirt off? Yep, you guessed it. Twilight. This past weekend, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 premiered in theaters internationally and grossed close to 285 million.
It’s not just about seeing a movie at midnight anymore. Going to movie premieres has gone to a whole new level. Friday night at Cinemark 17 in Springfield, multiple theaters were taken over by hungry fans to see the first part of the finale. T-shirts were adorned with Twilight quotes and the infamous main characters, Bella, Edward and Jacob.
As the night went on, the lines continued to get bigger and bigger. Movie goers filed into the different movie theaters as early as 8:30pm and presumed to “set up camp”. Fans went so far as to bring the previous three movies and watch them on their laptops. Some brought the books while others decided to sleep. The theater was filled with massive groups of girls who congregated together and gushed over how they thought the movie was going to turn out.
When the lights dimmed down and the previews started, I don’t think I have ever heard a group of teenage girls get so quite. All that remained was the sound of crunching popcorn and little whispers between friends discussing their reactions to the movie.
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 was one of the top grossing movie premieres in history. Here are the top 10 movies that brought in the most money internationally.
- Avatar – $2,782,275,172
- Titanic – $1,843,201,268
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 – $1,328,074,762
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon – $1,123,196,189
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $1,119,110,941
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – $1,066,179,725
- Toy Story 3 – $1,063,171,911
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- Alice in Wonderland – $1,024,299,904
- The Dark Night – $1,001,921,825
Photo taken from starpages.net