Don’t call Divergent “the next Twilight” — but it might be the next Twilight. In terms of box office performance, that is.
Other than being based on YA novels, the two series have little in common — but Divergent, based on the best-selling dystopian trilogy by Veronica Roth, is now on track for a $65 million opening weekend (up from previous predictions) — which could put it close to Twilight‘s actual $69.9 million opening box office.
Analysts say Divergent is tracking similarly to Twilight before it hit theaters in key categories like total awareness, first choice, and definite interest — and even has more interest from male viewers, a feat Twilight never quite managed to achieve.
Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have already proven successful with two previous YA franchise, Twilight and The Hunger Games. The studio is likely hoping fans of Hunger Games will check out Divergent, as the two series have a lot of thematic similarities and there is crossover appeal.
Today on the Kyle and Jackie O Show, Robert Pattinson answered a few questions from fans but the one that got the most laughs and attention was his comments about the hardest scene that he had to film during the ‘Twilight’ movie series.
Robert Pattinson mentioned that the two hardest scenes to film thus far have been the birth scene in ‘Breaking Dawn part 1’ and the sex scenes in ‘Breaking Dawn part 2“.
He stated that it was lot of pressure because this was supposed to be the “best vampire sex ever” and that with 40 people watching you quietly while the cameraman is in your face is a lot of pressure when you are trying to make the best sex faces.
He stated that the scene had to stay within the PG-13 criteria and many of the scenes are up close facial shots and very awkward.
He laughed while speaking to the hosts and stated that “men’s faces weren’t meant to look like this”.
He appeared to be in a jolly mood even with the pressure of the past relationship problems between he and co star, Kristen Stewart.
“Breaking Dawn part two” tickets are on sale now. The movie will begin at midnight Friday November 16 (technically Thursday evening’s midnight showing.
Stephenie Meyer, the author of the “Twilight” series, and Melissa Rosenberg, screen writer confirmed last month that they sat down over lunch and rewrote the near the end or the end of the movie.
On Friday, Kellan Lutz encouraged fans to stay for the credits for an additional scene.
And Lutz also confirmed when he spoke to The Insider that director Bill Condon that he took liberties with a few scenes from the book.
This is what Condon said,
“Every film’s been building and building, and Bill Condon really had a great idea with ending the series with Breaking Dawn 2, and just adding a little more flavor to parts of the book that weren’t there, but he elaborated more on,” he says. “I think the fans are really going to enjoy it.”
So, since Meyer stated that she and Rosenberg met to rewrite a scene near the end and Condon confirmed that he added a little flavor to the film, fans are speculating that these changes have to do with the final battle that let readers down when they came to that chapter in the book.
Maybe he makes the fight scene more? What do you all think has been changed in the movie?