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June 30, 2010
'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' MPAA rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality Running time: 2 hours, 4 minutes Playing: In general release
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June 3, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Lionsgate Chief Executive Jon Feltheimer has signed a new long-term agreement with the studio, extending his tenure until May 2018, the company said Monday.  Feltheimer will receive an annual base salary of $1.5 million with a targeted yearly bonus of $1.5 million, according to a regulatory filing.  "We believed in Jon's early vision of how to best position Lionsgate to grow and adapt to a rapidly changing industry," said Lionsgate Chairman...
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2013
Summit Entertainment's “Twilight Saga” vampire series landed two titles on the most recent top 10 DVD sales charts, while the tense dramas “Taken 2” and “Flight” retained their top positions on the rental charts. Here are the top selling and renting titles for the week ending March 2 (sales) and March 3 (rentals), according to Rentrak. TOP 10 DVD and BLU-RAY SALES 1. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2” Summit Entertainment. Week 1 2. “Argo” Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
These guys really don't like “Twilight.” First, they ripped on the teen vampire franchise with a raunchy parody film. Now they're suing the makers of “Twilight” for $500 million. Between the Lines Productions, the company responsible for the parody “ Twiharder ” starring and executive produced by John Gearries and Christopher Sean, has sued Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and Summit Entertainment, accusing them of derailing the movie. (See the trailer here .)
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June 30, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Anyone worried about the fate of Bella, Edward, Jacob and the rest of the "Twilight" gang after the moody blues of movie No. 2 can breathe a sigh of relief. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is back with all of the lethal and loving bite it was meant to have: The kiss of the vampire is cooler, the werewolf is hotter, the battles are bigger and the choices are, as everyone with a pulse knows by now, life-changing. It's really all because the kids are growing up. Not just Bella, Edward and Jacob, though they're doing their share of hitting major milestones what with their love triangle more fraught than ever, but Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner who finally, finally have figured out how to breathe life into the characters first created by publishing phenom Stephenie Meyer.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2012 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part I Summit, $30.99; Blu-ray, $33.99 The "Twilight" saga's supernatural soap opera reaches a ludicrously high pitch in the first half of concluding volume "Breaking Dawn," which includes a wedding, an accelerated pregnancy and a major transformation for a major character. All that would be fine if the franchise's creative team had any sense of fun about what they're making (a la "True Blood"). Instead, new "Twilight" director Bill Condon continues what his predecessors started, making a movie that's dreary and self-serious.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2010 | By Noel Murray
The Princess and the Frog Walt Disney, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$44.99 Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to traditional hand-drawn animation with "The Princess and the Frog," an update of the fairy tale classic that has the royalty turning amphibian instead of vice versa. The story lurches to a start, but once "princess" Tiana (who's actually a waitress in 1920s New Orleans) undergoes her transformation and joins her "prince" in the bayou, the movie livens up considerably, aided by jaunty Randy Newman songs and a vivid color palette.
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February 16, 2010 | By Paul Gaita, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A surprise awaited the faithful in Tween Nation on Monday when the nominees for the 2010 Kids Choice Awards were announced. Actress/pop star Miley Cyrus pulled ahead of the "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" for most nods in this year's crop; the 17-year-old was nominated for favorite TV actress, female singer and movie actress, with her song "Party in the USA" giving her the edge over the juggernaut that is "Twilight." The Gothic-lite romance received three nominations for its second installment, "New Moon," including Taylor Lautner as favorite male actor and for favorite movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It breaks my heart to tell you that "Breaking Dawn" is broken. The movie that's carved out of the first half of the last book of Stephenie Meyer's vampires-in-love series, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, is weighted down by more than its title, to say nothing of the expectations. For the record, it's called "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1," as if 5 billion insanely attentive Twihards wouldn't be able to find it. Maybe the studio suits have begun to believe the franchise, like the classy Cullen clan, is immortal, that almost nothing can kill it. They'd better hope that last bit is true, because "Breaking Dawn" kinda sucks, in the metaphoric rather than the vampiric sense.
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November 9, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
Even after all this time, author Stephenie Meyer, the Mormon mother of three who became an overnight literary sensation with the 2005 publication of her young-adult novel "Twilight," can't explain the phenomenon that surrounds the grand romance between vampire Edward Cullen and human teenager Bella Swan, characters played on-screen by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. "I don't know what makes people love it, I don't know what makes people hate it," said Meyer, seated comfortably in a suite of a Beverly Hills hotel.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2013
Disney's animated box-office hit “Wreck-It Ralph” knocked “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” off the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart but left its reign over the rentals market intact. Here are the top titles for sales (week ending March 9) and rentals (week ending March 10), according to Rentrak. Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales: 1. “Wreck-It Ralph” (Disney). Week 1. 2. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2” (Summit Entertainment). Week 2. 3. “Red Dawn (2012)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2013
Summit Entertainment's “Twilight Saga” vampire series landed two titles on the most recent top 10 DVD sales charts, while the tense dramas “Taken 2” and “Flight” retained their top positions on the rental charts. Here are the top selling and renting titles for the week ending March 2 (sales) and March 3 (rentals), according to Rentrak. TOP 10 DVD and BLU-RAY SALES 1. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2” Summit Entertainment. Week 1 2. “Argo” Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2013 | By John Horn
DVD shoppers can't get enough of “Twilight.” In its first weekend of release, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2” sold an estimated 3.85 million DVDs, better than the home entertainment debut of the first “Breaking Dawn” movie last year, Lionsgate said Tuesday. The studio also said electronic sell-through transactions for the final “Twilight” movie were running about 20% ahead of the previous vampire film. PHOTOS: 'Breaking Dawn' premiere Lionsgate's “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1” and its “Hunger Games” were two of the top DVD releases last year, with “Hunger Games” at No. 1 among all 2012 titles and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1” finishing fourth.
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February 23, 2013 | By Susan King
The final installment in the blockbuster "Twilight Saga" franchise, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," dominated the 33rd Razzie Awards honoring the worst in cinematic achievement of 2012. "Twilight" won seven Razzies, presented by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, including worst film, worst actress for Kristen Stewart -- her Razzie was also for "Snow White and the Huntsman" -- supporting actor for Taylor Lautner, worst screen couple for Lautner and Mackenzie Foy, worst director for Bill Condon, worst remake, rip-off or sequel and worst screen ensemble.
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November 21, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Love means never having to say you're sorry, according to the popular 1970 film “Love Story.” For Tricia Lammers, love for her son meant contacting police to warn them that the young man was prepared to commit mass murder at a Missouri movie theater showing the latest installment of the “Twilight” saga. Lammers explained how she had to chose between love for her son, Blaec, and her community. It was love for both that guided her decision to turn her son into authorities. “First and foremost I am a mother and I love my son very, very much,” Lammers said Tuesday at a televised news conference at the Springfield headquarters of the National Alliance for Mental Illness.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
In the end, "Breaking Dawn" couldn't generate as much light as "New Moon. " The fifth and final "Twilight" film hit theaters this weekend and did incredible business, grossing $141.3 million domestically, according to an estimate from distributor Summit Entertainment. Although that is a fantastic start for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," the film came in just shy of the franchise opening-weekend record held by 2009's "New Moon" with $142.8 million. However, the final "Twilight" film could easily become the highest-grossing domestic film in the "Twilight" franchise, surpassing the record $300.5 million the third film, "Eclipse," made in 2010. Those Twi-hards who saw the movie this weekend loved it, assigning the movie an average grade of A, according to market research firm CinemaScore.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2012
Fans flocked to theaters late at night for the final big screen foray by Bella, Jacob and Edward. However, there weren't as many as those who turned out for Harry Potter's farewell last year. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" grossed $30.4 million from screenings at 10 p.m. Thursday and at or soon after midnight in the U.S. and Canada, according to an estimate from the distributor, Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment. Though huge, that number is smaller than the $43.5 million taken in by "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" in July 2011 from midnight screenings.
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November 16, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before making sure someone held a place in line for me for "Twilight. " The Skinny: This was one long week! That's all I'll say about that. Friday's headlines include ... you guessed it, a preview of the weekend box office. Also a new candidate emerges for the top job at CNN and NBC News has a new leader who wants to make a mark. Daily Dose: Time Warner Cable's new Lakers channel is finally on DirecTV , which means I won't have to keep pestering the two companies about when a deal gets done.
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