February 11? That's a Saturday. To my knowledge there has never been a major home video title released on a Saturday before. Even the rare Friday release is even more rare this time of year.
Similarly surprised at Summit only giving a couple weeks notice for their biggest property. You sure this isn't supposed to be Feb 21? That would be a Tuesday. The next "11th" that falls on a more typical release day would be in May.
MoulinBlue, all of the Twilight films have been released on Saturday. Except for the first one I think. New Moon and Eclipse were both released on Saturdays with Midnight release parties at Walmart and Target. They do this so teenage girls can have Twilight slumber parties.
And Summit anounced this the end of December and the pre order has been available for awhile including Walmart and Target exclusive editions. This most recent press release is a result of the Summit/Lionsgate merger. So they aren't just releasing this info with short notice.
Actually, it'll debut as number one because it has a huge following because its based on an international best seller. Female viewers of all ages deserve to have movies released that appeal to them. It's not all about what good ol' boys wanna see. It's not about lack of taste, its about different taste.
The audience was 80 percent female and 60 percent over 21 years old. That's more female-skewing than Eclipse (65 percent) but even with New Moon (80 percent). Also, the audience was younger for those movies (only 50 percent over 21 years old), though it's logical for the crowd to age along with the series. Breaking Dawn received a "B+" CinemaScore, which improved to an "A-" among females. - Box Office Mojo
Nolfoc, don't get me wrong. Guys are free to love these movies, I love them. But that doesn't change who the target audiences is. Breaking Dawn part 1 was most definitely marketed towards women even the bluray release with the wedding dress edition and Target's exclusive with prop replicas of the flowers from the wedding ceremony. The story itself lends it to female marketing with plot points like the wedding, honeymoon, and pregnancy. One thing people cannot deny this installment is its marketing fidelity.
Nolfoc, again I'm merely pointing out that Dean L is saying this movie is successful because people are stupid and have no taste and the truth is people are allowed to have different taste than him without being stupid. The fact of the matter is the majority of this movie's audience is female and they enjoyed the movie more than their male counterparts. I'm not sure why that fact, supported by statistical data, is threatening to you?
As far as all love stories being marketed towards woman, you are ignoring that many films geared towards men prominently feature romantic elements where the male protagonist "gets the girl" and of course gay cinema which does not traditionally appeal to heterosexual moviegoers, male or female.
@thephantomcat because it is a love story. it shows sappy love and "attractive" men (by their definition. i agree with the guy who said launter looked like an alpaca.) if it weren't for the "sparkles" and "abs", they wouldn't watch it. most women look past the terrible acting, direction, setting, writing, lighting, cinematography and co-ordination for the love and the looks of the terrible male actors in the film
@deeninetysix, I assume you're defending the point that people who like these movies are stupid and have no taste since your comment isn't very clear about what point you're trying to make besides you not liking the Twilight Saga. The only other possibility is you're responding to the query as why anyone would be threatened by a movie simply because it appeals to woman. To which your response is your threatened by romance and attractive men? You really should organize your thoughts better and avoid incomplete sentences when writing. I know this is the internet, but come on.
First, if the only reason these movies are successful is women being in love with the male leads, then Remember Me and Water For Elephants would have been blockbusters since they are also love stories featuring Rob Pattinson. Abduction also wouldn't have been the embarrassing bomb that it was.
Your exaggeration of the failing of the film is telling of your obvious bias against the franchise. Setting? Do you mean the location of the story meaning you hate Washington? Or do you mean set design in that Bella's house doesn't look like a house? Co-ordination? What does that even have to do with making movies? Do you mean choreography? This isn't a musical or kung fu epic. If you don't like the movie, fine. Just dont make up things just to sound like you know what your talking about.
Here is my 2 cents worth. I don't dislike the twilight series because they are aimed at the female audience. They are very well made films. I dislike Twilight, because the 3 main characters are probably the worst written characters I've seen. The Edward character may be the most lily livered excuse for a male, ever put on film. Bella is the most selfish, and Jacob, the character has to have the worse self esteem issues of any character ever in motion picture history lol. I mean, how many times can you be teased by a woman, and then rejected? lol...And he keeps backing up..."please kick me in the groin again Bella"..lol...I was "forced" to watch the first 2....if you love them, good for you, but I can't get past how weak the main characters are....
Remember going to the cinema with the wife to watch this and I have to say I was quite disappointed. Twilight seems to be getting very predictable and somewhat a lazy mans journey now. However on saying that the wife has me watching 'The Vampire Diaries' now which may of overshadowed it alil bit.