New Moon Fever
With the latest movie installment in the Twilight saga, New Moon has established record ticket sales. Based on the second best selling book in the vampire series, the film has had the third best box office weekend in film history. New Moon has brought in a whopping $140.7 million, third only to Spider Man 3 and the Dark Knight. With these figures established after only two days, New Moon can still become the biggest selling movie in debut history. The final numbers will come out tomorrow.
After reading New Moon, it is no surprise to me this film has been so successful in sales. The novel by Stephenie Meyer is a compelling continuation of Isabelle Swan's love for Edward, a vampire. In this story, Edward ends their forsaken relationship to prevent Bella from continuously being harmed physically. Bella does not take the break up lightly and seems to be forever heart-broken with out her true love. In this story, Bella strengthens her relationship with one of her friends named Jacob, who she later discovers to be a werewolf. Bella has to choose between being a werewolf follower or a vampire lover due to their ancient rivalry.
The Twilight movies have attracted many different fans of all ages.
Moon and the other Twilight film, and books by Stephenie Meyer, have enjoyed a rare fan base of females ranging from pre-teens to grandmothers. And teen boys, who have been turning out for werewolves and vampires since Abbott met Costello, made up most of the other moviegoers.
"There's something wholesome in these movies that is getting mothers to take their daughters with them," says Richie Fay, distribution chief of Summit Entertainment, which released Moon. "Or maybe it's the other way around."
It would be no surprise if New Moon set more records than it already has. This film and book series have numerous die-hard fans that are devoted to Twilight. I haven't seen the movie yet, but many have told me that is worth going to see. Although it has a 28% critic approval, Twilight followers have flocked to see this movie in record numbers.