Do not diss these fans. Given the sickly state of the North American box office, an event pic like this may be just what the doctor ordered for Hollywood’s lifeless box office. If you’re experiencing deja vu, that’s because this happens every time Summit Entertainment releases one of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga novels as a film. Here are photos of
300+ 700+ Twi-hards waiting to be assigned their ”camping spot” at LA Live in front of the Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. All to glimpse the stars of Breaking Dawn Part 1 walk the Red Carpet at Monday’s premiere. The studio has planned various events to relieve the inevitable boredom of the campers this weekend. Meanwhile the big online ticket-sellers already are doing a brisk business for the film. MovieTickets.com currently has sold out 1,344 performances for the November 18th debut. And the pic already represents 72% of Fandango’s weekly ticket sales. More than 1,000 showtimes are already sold out in advance on Fandango which says theater owners are scrambling to add more screenings to meet the fan demand. According to a Fandango survey, 48% of Breaking Dawn Part 1 ticket-buyers plan to see the pic on opening night.
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