Monday, June 17, 2024

Vampire Weekend: Final “Twilight” Makes $141 Mil Opening 3 Days


“Twilight: Breaking Wind, Part 2” took in $141 million, plus it has another $200 million abroad, for stupendous opening, breaking wind, dawn, and other records for vampires who can’t act in a campy trilogy-plus-one. Congratulations, world. In five years, these things will be remaindered to the dustbin of time, like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, and half a dozen other Pet Rocks of the moment. (Remember when you were buying Paris Hilton’s jewelry on amazon?) Look for Taylor Lautner’s face on a Pez dispenser, and Robert Pattinson enjoying class reunions at the Night of 100 Stars with Luke Perry. Until then, Stephanie Meyers is getting the last laugh, and the LionsGate-Summit coffers- or is it coffins–are filling up exponentially. It’s all good. Just sayin. But…not so much.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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