Friday, August 27, 2010

“Eclipse” is one of the Summer’s Box Office Winners

Forbes.com listed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as one of this summer’s box office winner. Find out more below and check out their entire list HERE.



Summer means sunshine, school vacation and movies movies movies. Studios save their biggest popcorn hits for summer, and this year it has paid off. Children’s movies have dominated, but some surprisingly grown-up films, like Inception, have performed well. We used data from Box Office Mojo to compile a list of the top 10 highest-grossing summer films at the box office worldwide.

Eclipse
$650 million

The third Twilight movie (and the first to be released in the summer) is lagging behind the second Twilight film, New Moon, which earned $710 million at the global box office last November. Although one would expect the teen-sensation films to perform better in the summer, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Summit will release the next two movies in November of 2011 and 2012.


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Robert Pattinson’s “Water for Elephants” Leaves Million Dollar Impact on Chattanooga

In a recent article WDEF News dicusses the impact of shooting Robert Pattinson’s latest project Water for Elephants in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Read the entire article after the cut.



20th Century Fox’s new film “Water for Elephants” recently wrapped a two week shoot in Chattanooga—leaving a $1 million footprint in local economic impact.

Based on the New York Times #1 bestseller written by Sara Gruen, the film has stirred a cult following and has been billed by those in the industry as Academy Award material.

And now the film has put Chattanooga on the map for filmmakers—building momentum toward future filming projects.

The role of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) in providing a vintage train and dedicated 3-mile track for the film set was the key to landing the shoot with 20th Century Fox.

“The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is what makes Chattanooga unique for filming,” says TVRM Marketing Coordinator Steve Freer, who has been working for almost two years to attract “Water for Elephants” to film in Chattanooga. “Vintage trains are getting harder to find, and we have several steam engines which are even more difficult to find because they are expensive to operate and maintain.”
Railroad museums have historically been involved in filmmaking, according to TVRM President and CEO Tim Andrews, who adds that the Tennessee Valley Railroad has enjoyed a long relationship working with Hollywood films from shooting train scenes for George Clooney’s multimillion dollar movie “Leatherheads” to the CBS television series “Christy” to the 1971 Jimmy Stewart film “Fool’s Parade.”

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