UPDATE: For devoted fans Laura Lambroschino (12) and Brittany Harrison, both from Nutley, waiting around Clifton Commons all day for a possible sighting is part of the fun (they’ve already seen the movie three times since it opened on Wednesday and confirm that it’s the best one so far). According to movie theater floor staff Amanda Brulato, Summit Entertainment has confirmed that there will indeed be an appearance from a cast member sometime between 7-8:30 pm.
Aside from the two girls we spoke with, as of 1:30pm there was no apparent mob and the parking lot was fairly empty. That is expected to change soon, however. Brulato has fielded calls from many inquiring fans who plan to show up later, including a car full of people driving up from Maryland to be a part of the excitement. So far, the only known sighting has been in Kansas City, of Actor Gil Birmingham (who plays Jacob’s father, Billy). If you’re looking to catch some vampire fever of your own, it’s spreading all over Clifton. Send us your pics.
If you’re headed to Clifton Commons this weekend, make sure you tie some garlic around your neck, because there might just be a vampire or two hanging out in the crowd. Summit Entertainment has announced that cast members of the latest in the Twilight franchise, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, are scheduled to show up at selected screenings throughout the weekend in locations including Baristaville’s own Clifton multiplex. According to the official website, the movie’s stars “want to see the film with the fans,” as a way to show appreciation for the excitement, enthusiasm and support they’ve shown (not to mention more than a billion dollars in the bank from the past two films).
The eagerly anticipated The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, based on the third novel in a series by author Stephanie Meyer, has received rave reviews from critics and fans, and is said to have finally bridged the gap between its loyal “tween” girl audience and the general public. According to The Associated Press, the film took in $68.5 million on its first day last Wednesday, which covered the cost of making the movie and fell just short of breaking opening day record earnings held by its predecessor, Twilight Saga: New Moon, at $72.7 million (Saga opened on a Friday, increasing ticket sales).
Regardless of its cinemagraphic excellence, fans will turn out in droves this weekend, as they are known to do. Seeing heart-throbs Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner on the silver screen is enough of a draw to break box office records, but in person… OMG, fuggedaboudit. So if you’re brave, hurry down and hang out with the teenage girls (and boys) in Clifton today. If you see any vampires of the real of SAG variety, snap a picture and send it to us at tips.