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"Twillight New Moon" has bigger box office than expected - CinemaDave

Nov. 23rd, 2009 09:49 pm "Twillight New Moon" has bigger box office than expected

Given what happened to my Dolphins and Seminoles last weekend, I feel as if blood had been sucked out of my body. Which is appropriate given that **Twilight New Moon** has grossed over 230 million dollars in the past fortnight. Based on Stephenie Meyer's best selling novel, **New Moon** is the second book in the **Twilight** saga with third movie, **Eclipse** planned for release in June 2010.

In the first movie, **Twilight,** we are introduced to the new girl in high school, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart). Bella is attracted to Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) , who happens to be a vampire. Fortunately for Bella, the Cullen family are vegetarians and try to avoid human blood. This causes conflicts that set up plot for the sequel, **New Moon.**

In **New Moon,** Bella and Edward split up. After months of depression, Bella begins seeing local kid, Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), a teenager who lives on an Indian Reservation who happens to be a werewolf. As all monster mavens know, vampires and werewolves are arch enemies, a dramatic dynamic that is likely to get played out in **Twilight Saga Part 3.**

Teen angst, pretty actors (Stewart, Pattinson & Lautner), deep philosophical conversations and special effects are the key ingredients for making **New Moon** a success. Both movies have a sense of humor in key moments, mainly Billy Burke's performance as Bella's low key father. Yet so many scenes in both **Twilight** films are DULL!

Please forgive me if I miss **Eclipse** this summer. I should shut up and stick to watching football, for the target audience for the *Twilight** movies is females. In fact, I may have been the only male in the audience to witness the *New Moon.*

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