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Vampires Are People’s Choice Award

Posted in Awards/Events, twilight, vampire with tags , , , , on January 8, 2010 by chasingcullens
True Blood

Last night’s People’s Choice Awards proved that the people want vampires.  Blood suckers – and the people who love them – won almost every category they were nominated for.  Hit the jump for the list of winners.

Twilight won Best Onscreen Team (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner), Favorite Movie, and Favorite Franchise.  Taylor Lautner also won Favorite Breakout Actor.

On the small screen, True Blood came out on top as Favorite TV Obsession and Vampire Diaries won for Favorite New TV Show.  To spread out the love,  both shows were nominated for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series, but it was Supernautral, another genre fave that walked away with the prize.

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Twilight Among Most Pirated Downloads

Posted in Movies, twilight with tags , , on December 30, 2009 by chasingcullens

Pirated Movies

Remember the big debacle with the Wolverine piracy stunt?  It stirred quite the debate across the net between classic respectful consumers vs the modern-day internet consumer with the oddest of excuses for what is known as stealing.  But then the movie still made its money.  They all make their money no matter what pranks people pull.

Me, in case you didn’t know…  I actually pay for the products I use.  It’s the old fashion thing to do!

But what of pirated movies?  Was there a more popular movie to steal than Wolverine? There certainly was and we have the list of the top 10 most pirates movies of the year along with top 10 lists for total domestic box office earnings and top DVD sales.

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The most pirated movie out there was J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, edging out Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with almost 11 million illegal downloads. The 3rd most downloaded film was Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla.

With RocknRolla, people wonder if the mere $26 million it made could have been more if WB actually marketed it properly or if people had actually gone to see it instead of steal it. But alas, you know how we here at Screen Rant feel about the matter.

The article on THR esq. makes a great debate about how the process of a movie release potentially contributes to the process instead of just releasing everything at the same time to the theater, DVD etc.

So what were the top 10 illegally downloaded movies?

Movie Est. Downloads (Mil) Worldwide Box Office ($Mil)
Star Trek 10.96 385.5
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 10.60 835.0
RocknRolla 9.43 25.7
The Hangover 9.18 459.4
Twilight 8.72 385.0
District 9 8.28 204.6
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 7.93 929.4
State of Play 7.44 87.8
X-Men Origins: Wolverine 7.20 373.0
Knowing 6.93 183.3

For those who have made a habit out of stealing, they’ll pitch their argument that the movie still made money.

It’s an interesting top-10 list, that’s for sure.  And if these movies were the most illegally downloaded, does this portend to a brand new kind of top-10 list we have to start reporting on?

So this got me to thinking.  How do the illegal downloads add up with legitimate sales numbers?  Is there a trend in theft that can be applied to legitimate numbers?

Let’s take a look and see what we see:

TOP DVD SALES Sales Revenue for 2009 ($ millions)
1 Twilight 175.3
2 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 187.2
3 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 107.0
4 Up 101.4
5 Bolt 80.9
6 Monsters vs. Aliens 73.8
7 Star Trek 60.6
8 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 70.3
9 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 68.8
10 The Proposal 66.5

chart source: The Numbers

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TOP U.S. BOX OFFICE B.O. for 2009 ($ in mil)
1 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402
2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $302
3 Up $293
4 The Hangover $277
5 Star Trek $258
6 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $231
7 Monsters vs. Aliens $198
8 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $197
9 X-Men Origins: Wolverine $180
10 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian $177

chart source: The Numbers

Closing Thoughts

Star Trek was the top grossing illegal download, but Star Trek was 7th and 5th in the DVD and Box Office Charts.  Hmm.  I’m starting to think that some of you who say you’re previewing a film illegally to know you’ll buy it, aren’t following through on that line.  Yet it looks like Transformers then contends in the other direction.  Then The Hangover looks to go in either direction.  The Hangover was 4th on the illegal download chart, but non-existent in the top-10 of DVD purchases while it was 4th in 2009 of Box Office performers.

That is, if these charts could be compared to each other.  Initial review makes me wonder, but scientifically, there’s so much more that can go into this little comparison that we could go on and on for a while.

Source:  THR esq

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Kellan says Robsten made Twilight a success.

Posted in Breaking Dawn with tags , , , , , on December 10, 2009 by chasingcullens

Kellan spoke to “The Dish Rag” . He spoke about “Breaking Dawn” being spilt into 2 movies and said “I have read that they are talking to Rob, Taylor and Kristen to negotiate to make ‘Dawn’ into two movies. I’d love for it to be two films,” he added.

He also answered a question about the rumour going around about a “Twilight” Tv Series, “I just heard that too. I don’t know how. You already have the books and the story’s been told so beautifully. And there’s already ‘True Blood’ and ‘Vampire Diaries,’ and they’re both great. I don’t know how it would work. Twenty two episodes?

He knows that some people are waiting years to have the success that the “Twilight” stars have and said “People work 20 years to get what we have,” Kellan admits. “We really are so lucky. Its like you get a headstart and its all because of the fans. And it’s not just about money or getting offers, it’s that we can mold our careers.”

And on attributing “Twilight” franchise success to Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
“The rest of us, we could suck probably,” Kellan says. “It’s Rob and Kristen who have the amazing chemistry. Without those two keystones, “Twilight” could have flopped. It really could have.”

To read the full interview,click here.

Rob as Edward on the small screen?

Posted in Gossips, Movies with tags , , , on December 1, 2009 by chasingcullens


Robert Pattinson is reportedly in talks to appear in a Twilight spin off TV show.

It’s claimed the British heartthrob will receive up to £1 million per episode he stars in.

Filmmakers behind the series are keen to cash in on the success of the movies and get the characters on the small screen.

There are also rumours that Kristen Stewart could sign up for the Twilight TV show for a similar pay deal.

Vampires already feature heavily on US screens with both True Blood and The Vampire Diaries watched by millions.

Twilight bosses will be hoping their huge cinema success can work on TV too!

Mtv.co.uk

Twilight Trio on Jimmy Kimmel Preview!

Posted in New Moon with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2009 by chasingcullens

Twilight Director rewrites Robsten history!

Posted in Gossips with tags , , , on November 14, 2009 by chasingcullens
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Fotonoticias/Getty Images

Everyone knows by now that Catherine Hardwicke is crackers. She’s got a mouth like Megan Fox, but we still love her, right?

She’s always kept it interesting when we’ve spoken with her, and she certainly didn’t disappoint in her recent interview with Time.

Cath says nothing went down between Rob and Kristen during Twilight, but confirms they’re giving it a shot now.

Hmmm, you sure about that time line, babe?

Hardwicke dishes:

“After I cast him, I told Rob, don’t even think about having a romance with [Kristen]…She’s under 18. You will be arrested.”

Interesting. What legal guru is whispering in Catherine’s ear? She continues telling Time she doesn’t think anything went down on her watch.

“I didn’t have a camera in the hotel room, I cannot say…but in terms of what Kristen told me directly, it didn’t happen on the first movie. Nothing crossed the line while on the first film. I think it took a long time for Kristen to realize, OK, I’ve got to give this a go and really try to be with this person.”

This isn’t the first time C.H. has outted Robsten as Robsten. Over the summer she spilled how she’d seen Rob and Kristen’s fascination with each other from the first time they were getting it on for Rob’s audition.

Catherine also told us she totally approves that Rob and Kristen are a real-life couple now.

So what gives on the hush-hushing of what went down during the first film? Maybe Hardwicke doesn’t really know. Hell, we don’t even really know specifics, but well-placed sources that were on set of Twilight told us “something” was going on between R and K during filming.

The whole underage thing is a huge factor in why no one would want to blab about that. Also, Kristen was in a relaysh at the time, so no one wants to think of Rob as a homewrecker. But at the end of the day, we can tell you Robsten were developing during this whole friggin’ first movie.

Rental car romps? Secret hotel room love confessions? Or just intense intellectual conversation? Maybe we’ll never really know, but we can say Twilight was where Robsten started heating up.

So for you 25 percent who said Rob and Kristen’s hand-holding pics weren’t proof enough they were dating, does Hardwicke’s most recent interview convince you at all?

Ted C

Catherine confirms Robsten’s romance.

Posted in twilight with tags , , , on November 13, 2009 by chasingcullens

Catherine chats with Time.com

By all accounts, the chemistry between the two leads was intense, maybe too intense. “After I cast him, I told Rob, Don’t even think about having a romance with her,” Hardwicke says. “She’s under 18. You will be arrested.” It was the beginning of the real-life are-they-aren’t-they, did-they-didn’t-they speculation that is now an ongoing subplot of the Twilight story. “I didn’t have a camera in the hotel room. I cannot say,” Hardwicke says. “But in terms of what Kristen told me directly, it didn’t happen on the first movie. Nothing crossed the line while on the first film. I think it took a long time for Kristen to realize, O.K., I’ve got to give this a go and really try to be with this person.”