11.23.2008

Three cheers for mediocrity...Part two...

Well, it may not have been the greatest movie ever made, but it made teens and tweens of the female variety swoon. It probably made a few studio executives giddy as well. I guess they just gave the green light to start work on the sequel. Like we didn't see that one coming...

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The vampire romance "Twilight" drained the box office in its opening weekend, taking in $70.6 million. Catherine Hardwicke's film also enjoyed the biggest opening ever for a female director, blowing away the previous standard of $41.1 million set by Mimi Leder's "Deep Impact" in 1998.

And the fangirls will get another taste soon enough: Summit Entertainment, which released "Twilight," announced during the weekend that it's going ahead with production of "New Moon," based on the second book in Meyer's internationally best-selling series.

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