Twilight film rakes in bank for Summit Entertainment

Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan in Twilight
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan in Twilight
Twilight is apparently breaking records at the box office already. According to Variety, the teen vampire film could see an opening day cume of $30 million, after already grossing more than $7 million in Thursday midnight shows alone. If these totals hold, Twilight could land a spot on the top 20 best opening day grosses ever.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Cast: Kristin Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Cam Gigandet, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke, Anna Kendrick, Christian Serratos, Justin Chon, Michael Welch, Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Rachelle Lefevre and Edi Gathegi

Producers: Mark Morgan, Greg Mooradian, Wyck Godfrey

Screenplay: Melissa Rosenberg

Twilight is an action-packed, modern-day love story between a teenage girl and a vampire. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn’t expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy unlike any she’s ever met. Edward is a vampire, but he doesn’t have fangs and his family is unique in that they choose not to drink human blood. Intelligent and witty, Edward sees straight into Bella’s soul. Soon, they are swept up in a passionate, thrilling and unorthodox romance. To Edward, Bella is what he has waited 90 years for – a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. But what will Edward & Bella do when a clan of new vampires – James (Cam Gigandet), Laurent (Edi Gathegi) and Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre) – come to town and threaten to disrupt their way of life?

Twilight is based on the #1 New York Times Best-Selling series with over 17 million books in print by Stephenie Meyer, which has become is a cultural phenomenon, with a dedicated fan base that eagerly awaits this movie. There are over 350 fan sites devoted to Twilight, and it has been chosen as the New York Times Editor’s Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Amazon’s “Best Book of the Decade…So Far”, Teen People’s “Hot List” Pick, and The American Library Association’s “Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults” and “Top Ten Books for Reluctant Readers,” among others. Critically acclaimed director Catherine Hardwicke brings to life this modern, visual, and visceral Romeo & Juliet story of the ultimate forbidden love affair – between vampire and mortal.