"Twilight" Takes Huge Box Office Bite 


The much-awaited "Twilight" drained box office blood, opening with $70.6 million to debut at No. 1.

This is good in many levels:

1. The next book in the franchise, "New Moon" will be adapted. The second novel has more visual and story-arch potentials.

2. This signals that teenage girls cannot be ignored in Hollywood anymore! The tweens can bring box office glory too.

3. Made by a female director, Catherine Hardwicke, "Twilight" broke the record previously set by "Deep Impact's" Mimi Leder for the biggest opening film directed by a woman.

I heard Hardwicke went bodyboarding over the weekend to take her mind off this high-pressure, over-hyped experience.

"Twilight's" biggest competitor, Walt Disney's "Bolt" debuted at No. 3 with a $27 million opening. Previous No. 1 flick, the James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace" fell to No. 2 with $27.4 million ticket sales.

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