We’re as letdown as you are, especially because we were calling for it a few weeks ago, but it looks like Twilight will not be shown in IMAX in November.

Blast talked to IMAX spokesman Jackson Myers who confirmed that “The Day the Earth Stood Still” will hit IMAX theaters December 12 while “Madagascar 2” will extend into early December to fill the gap left by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

So … that whole $20 thing was just‚ a joke right? I don’t owe you all money right?

Blast Magazine staff writer Terri Schwartz reported this story. John Guilfoil wrote it from Boston.

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74 Responses

  1. Another Twilight Fan

    WTF!? MADAGASCAR?! Twilight would be SOOO better! GOD! Some people want to see Vampires instead of some stupid animals!

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  2. Laura

    What the hell?!?!
    No way!!!
    Screw animals, Vampires are so much better!
    THIS IS SO STUPID!!!!!

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  3. Ceci

    Oh my gosh!! This just totally ruined my day!!!!!
    I can’t believe this! Replacing Twilight with animals?
    ANIMALS?!?!?!
    GOD! I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. TWILIGHTER

    WHAT THE HELL THEIR GOING TO REGRET THAT !!!!

    TWILIGHT WOULD OF BEEN BETTER !!!!!

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  5. HPBETTERTHANTWILIGHT!

    OMD! GET A LIFE twidorks! hahaha! you guys actually think twilight can outsell Madagascar 2?! YOU MUST BE JOKING!!!! LOL!!! (laughing like crazy!) OH i needed a good laugh! thanks twilosers!

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  6. Another Twilight Fan

    twilosers? Well at least we dont have to wait as much as you! HAHA! Annd… Twilight will SOOOO beat out harry potter for BOXOFFICE! HAHA

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  7. keerplunk2809

    omg!! wtF is this!!! twilight is so much better that madagscar!!!! what is wrong with this people!!!

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  8. Twilighter

    Huh funny that you think Madagascar 2 is going outsell Twilight HPBETTERTHANTWILIGHT! ..Don’t see very many blogs/websites etc counting down to the release of Madagascar 2, TWILIGHT is huge.It’s already got a HUGE fan base and it hasn’t even released it’s movie yet.Didn’t even know they made a second Madagascar.

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  9. Tina

    What the heck!? Why would anyone go see Madagascar in IMAX…. Oh well, it’ll be IMAX that’ll be losing money, not us fans.

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  10. TWILIGHTERX)

    oh please ‘HPBETTERTHANTWILIGHT’

    Only poeple that are not confident about twilight beating harry potter would say such things.Immature much?

    You dont have to say these things just yourself make yourself feel better.I’m sure you’ not a fan of Madagastar till this article came out?-.-

    we’ll just see how twilight does in the box offiice.Go on bragging and winding about how awesome HP is to some ididot that wants to listen to you.

    Twilgihters dont need to listen to this-.-cause we barely care.lmao

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  11. Sarah

    I bet they’ll be kicking themselves when they see how much Twilight earns at the box office… : P

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  12. Saraaa numba 600000

    Sad…Because majority of my friends read Twillight than have watched Madagascar. Oh well, as long as they aren’t cancelling Twilight at any other theatres I’m goo. 🙂

    As for you, HPBETTERTHANTWILIGHT, we all have an opinion and I was a very loyal HP fan for a long time. Twilight just appeals to some people more, and HP will appeal to other people more. Let’s be mature about this guys, alright? Harry Potter and Twilight shouldn’t have these petty wars when they are obviously DIFFERENT. HP is NOTHING like Twilight and vis versa, so seriously….Let’s chill out and support all fandom in a positive way. 🙂

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  13. twilightreader1

    MADAGASCAR???!!!! Cullens are BETTER!!!! This is…funny. On COMIC. Madagascar ???????????!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Sara

    Ummmm… I thought that it came out in November… Not December?? Im confused! But TWILIGHT will be AWESOME no matter what theater its in!!

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  15. Pholla

    I say we start a movement to get the IMAX corporation to change their minds. I think we should send them APPLES to their headquarters. If enough people send it to them, they may change their mind. Let our voices be heard! If we’re serious about wanting to see Twilight in IMAX then we have to show them that we are. I don’t know if you can send perishables via snail mail but we can sure send fake apples and a little note attached to it. If anyone else is interested please contact me.

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  16. HaLoCo

    sigh… i was looking forward to seeing the cullens on a big, massive screen. Still… IMAX is more expensive right? they are so gonna lose money!!!

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  17. Jen

    Why would we want to see some animated lion in big screen instead of EDWARDS FACE! BLECH!

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  18. livie2k6

    awwwwww
    this majorly sucks!!!
    IMAX are clearly all like, drunk at the momment

    i want twilight to come out at the IMAX, its more fun that way cos i have to travel further to watch it 🙂

    oh well
    as long as it comes out on DVD, so i can watch it every day, yay, that would make me sooooo happy!

    pholla, go idea with the apples,

    twillight is the best thing ever to come out of the USA, and always will be! 🙂 (no offense meant)

    livie

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  19. Sara

    They only have like one IMAX where i live unless I wanna travel a billion miles! So im used to seeing movies on little screens!! But any screen is better than not getting to see it at all!! Does anyone know if they are gonna make sequels??

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  20. angel

    Maybe it has to do with how it was filmed? I don’t think they were planning on an IMAX release to begin with. Eh, whatever. At least HP didn’t change their minds about the release date and bring it back to 11.21.08 — if that happened, I think I’d have a heart attack haha.

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  21. Emy

    HPBETTERTHANTWILIGHT I suggest you go to hell immediately! x)

    And no waay madagascar (stupid damn film :@) outsells Twilight! Twilight rulz!!! 😀

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  22. Carolann

    WTF?!?!?!?! How could someone be so ignorant as to replacing Twilight with a movie about talking animals?!?!?!?!!?!?!?! They are clearly deranged!! Twilight, would sell way better!! How could they possibly think that more people would go see animals, than a movie based on the worlds best book that EVERYONE and their mother is going to see?? These people are going to regret doing this very much. GR, i really wanted to see Twilight in IMAX!!

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  23. Kathy

    Not every town has an IMAX. More fans will get to see the movie if they don’t run it on IMAX. We would have to drive atleast an hour or two to see it on IMAX. So I’m glad that they won’t be running the movie.
    I think that you will find that more people would complain if they didn’t get to see it at all.

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  24. Alaina

    WTF! COME ON!! TWILIGHT FANS WOULD BE SALIVATING OVER SEEING EDWRD ON AN IMAX SCREEN, WHERE AS I DONT THINK TO MANY PEOPLE ARE THAT EXCITED TO SEE ALEX THE MOTHER F****** LION!

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  25. kiersten

    GRRRRRR…… animals!
    I USED TO LOVE THAT MOVIE NOW I HATE IT!
    VAMPIRES ARE WAY BETTER THAN … PENGUINS.
    I HATE TO ADMIT IT BUT ITS TRUE!

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  26. twilightroxmysox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:-)

    OMG!!!!! THIS IS SO STINKIN RETARDED!!!!!!!!!! OK THESE IMAX PPL R RLLY GONNA WISH THEY PUT TWILIGHT INSTED OF MADAGASCAR!!!!!! I MEAN CUM ON TALKING ANIMALS!?!?!?!? THE IMAX PPL MUST NOT KNO ANYTHING ABOUT TWILIGHT AND THE FANS….. I JST FEEL BAD FOR THEM CUZ THEYRE GONNA LOOSE MONEY AND THE TWILIGHTERS WUD KILL THEM IF THEY COULD. LOL. IM RLLY MAD THO CUZ I RLLY WANTED TO C THIS MOVIE IN IMAX 🙁
    EVRY1 WHOS EVR RED TWILIGHT CAN NEVR FIND A BOOK THAT THEY THINK IS AS GOOD AS IT…. NOT EVEN HP!
    AND JST FOR THE RECORD I THINK THIS FIGHT BTWEEN THE TWILIGHTERS AND THE HP FANS (DUNNO WUT THEYRE CALLED) IS RLLY STUPID. I LUV TWILIGHT AND HP AND U WONT FIND ME DISSIN EITHER OF THEM. JEEZ PPL GROW UP. R WE 3 YR OLDS OR SUMTHIN?!?!?
    ANYWAY THIS RLLY SUX… FOR US AND IMAX…. THEYRE RLLY GONNA REGRET THIS
    THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY

    P.S. UGH THIS SUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Yashira

    They are going to regret this decision….Twilight would have made them 10x more money than Madagascar… That is just plain stupid. First stupid WB and now stupid IMAX… What is going on with this big corporations that care lil about the fans. They will be crying when Twilight comes out and blows the box offices away and madagascar makes them no money. It is an hour drive for me to get to the Imax theater and I was going to drive it if Twilight came out but who is going to drive an hour to watch Madagascar on Imax?? Not many people. What a dumb desicion….@$@!&%#*&^%

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  28. Zumi

    Some person at IMAX obviously doesn’t know the power of twilight fans. Madagascar? Seriously? They’re going to get half the money of twilight, if that. It seems like all the idiots are in the big movie companies.

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  29. Jacinda Davis

    WHAT THE HELL IMAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ERASE MADAGASCAR AND PUT IN TWILIGHT. I mean Twilight is the most anticipated series ever so is the movie. I mean the fans of madagascar can wait until it’s been shown in theaters. I mean really VAMPIRES ARE MUCH BETTER THAN TALKING ANINMATED LIONS,TIGERS, AND PINGUINS!!!!!!!!!!!! and besides STEPHENIE MEYER RULES
    MADAGASCAR AND THE DAY THE EARTH STANDS STILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
    and that is just so retarded. PLEASE RETHINK IMAX OF WHAT MOVIES YOUR GOING TO PLAY AND TAKE OFF MADAGASCAR AND PUT TWILIGHT IN.

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  30. Rebecca

    That just totally ruins it for me. I was really looking forward to seeing it in IMAX til now.

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  31. miranda

    WHAT!!!!!!!!! I AM SO PISSED OFF RIGHT NOW!!!!! i was so looking forward to seeing Robert Pattinson’s face on the HUGE IMAX screen but i guessed i have been let down!!! I cant believe that IMAX thinks that Madagascar will be bigger than Twilight!!! Ha that made me laugh!!! what a joke!!! this just ruined my whole day!!! I hope that IMAX loses a whole bunch of money for this stupid mistake!!! I love Twilight!!

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  32. Carol

    I hope the IMAX people read this. This movie has Millions of fans already in place. I have three diferent groups of people going at three different times to see this movie. Are they living under rocks?? Why would they think that people need to see a cartoon in IMAX when MIllions of people are waiting for this movie. I don’t know who runs this site, but please forward this information to those idiots. Thanks.

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  33. Twilight4IMAX

    This SUCKS!!!!!!!!! I was really hoping Twilight would be on the IMAX since it would be so cool. That’s one of the few movies I would pay the extra money to see on the IMAX. Animals over vampires?? Are you KIDDING me????? I hope they realize how stupid they are and how much money they are going to lose over this. Sequels always suck (although I wouldn’t watch the first Madagascar since I have an extreme hatred towards kids movies) and I’ve never even heard of The Day the Earth Stood Still. TWILIGHT > CARTOON ANIMALS any day and every day!

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  34. monica

    lets see… little pubescent boys waving wands around…. or sexy vampires in intense action scenes… not to mention looking sexy while doing it…. sigh.. i say they blackcard whoever made the dumb descision of putting madagascar up for imax instead of twilight…. i doubt little kiddies will go to the midnight release since its wayyy past their bedtime.

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  35. Manuel Uribe

    I think the compromise would be to TURN the IMAX to a pg-13 and up affair after 9:00pm.

    That way Mada could run in the afternoon-evening, and Twilight run at night. Which is a win-win situation.

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  36. twilightfan

    Are yall retarted or something! Nobody is gunna want to watch dumbass animals on the big screen okay! Gosh. you should have just put freakin twilight in imax. Your letting a lot of people down and gunna lose a lot of money cause nobody is gunna want to watch that animal crap! Whatever! and p.s we were serious bout that 20 bucks thing.

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  37. angel

    WTF,I CAN’T BELIVE THEY WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.I’M A BIG FAN OF TWILIGHT,AND THE TWILIGHT CAST. HP IS NOT BETTER THEN TWILIGHT.AND HP IS NOT BETTER NOR CUTIER THEN EDWARD OR JACOB

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  38. Alyssa

    oh my gosh! i am so mad. ok, i wouldnt go to imax anywhy (who would wanna fly to america just for seeing a movie i can watch here), but just thinking that someone cut Twilight just cause of madagascar! i mean i wanted to watch madagascar, but now i wont. not until i borrow a dvd! oh sh*t!

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  39. twilighter. ♥

    WHAT????… :O

    THIS IS SOOOO SOOO WRONG!
    NOBODY wants to have an ANIMALS on their faceS!

    WE WANT TO SEE BEAUTIFUL VAMPIRES ON OUR FACES!!

    YOU’LL LOSE A LOT, LOTS AND LOTS! OF MONEY IMAX!

    you will really really REGRET THIS!

    GERGER!

    BOOO!!

    TWILIGHT SHOULD BE ON IMAX!

    ARRRGGHHH!

    HARRY POTTER FANS CAN’T GET RID OF THEMSELVES HERE, ENVY MUCH?, HPBETTERTHANTWILIGHT, YOU CAN’T GET OFF YOURSELF HERE DON’T YOU?, YOU’RE JUST ENVY BECAUSE TWILIGHT GONNA OUTSELL MADAGASCAR 2 AND HP, O COME ON! DREAM ON! THERE’S LIKE BILLIONS OF TWILIGHTERS, OUT THERE, EVERYWHERE!

    HPBETTERTHANTWILIGHT EVNVIES TWILIGHT, THAT’S THE RESAON THAT HP FAN IS HERE, HP FANS ARE SCARED AND WORRIED BECAUSE, IN THE FACT THAT TWILIGHT CAN OUTSELL HP!

    HAHAAHA..

    I HATE THIS! TWILIGHT DESERVES TO BE ON IMAX!

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  40. Miss Cullen

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME

    ANIMALS !
    ANIMALS????
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME

    I NEED EDWARD NOT SOME STUPID ANIMAL

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  41. Joanne Maria

    It is a Hugh mistake on their part. Most little kids that want to see Madagascar are afraid of the BIG IMAX screen. DUMB!!!

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  42. A Zuniga

    disappointing, Oh well, I guess I will spend (support) my money on other movie theaters that are showing Twilight. Anyways, I will go the midnnight release and enjoy the show.

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  43. Valerie

    While I understand that Madagascar may generate a wider audience as far as age and what not, Twilight will still break the box office and IMAX will be regretting this. *tsk tsk*

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  44. panda.

    no disrespect to twilight fans, but comparing twilight to harry potter is very ridiculous. not only has hp been around longer, it has a BETTER plot and story than there is in twilight.
    and regarding twilight as a vampire movie is another *ahem* stupid
    statement.
    sorry to disappoint your sparkly vampire fetishes but none of your complains will make them show twilight on IMAX.

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  45. Sarah Casey

    This sucks twilight comes out right by my birthday. and my birthday wish was to see Twilight in IMAX. People of all ages would have gone to see it. WHere madagascar will only atract young ones. this would have people from the ages of 10-100. Bummer…..Im still hoping for a miracle….

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    • dipanjan dey

      no offense but just because madagascar is an animated movie does not mean that only young peeps are gonna see it.then i could say that twilight would have only attracted teens.

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  46. Miss J

    You have got to be kidding??? Seriosuly,IMAX has loss their minds! Hello! people WANT to see beautiful vampires NOT ugly penguins! Come on..IMAX IS SO GONNA REGRET THIS!!!

    CURSE U IMAX!!!

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  47. Christina

    WTF…TWILIGHT is much mOre better denn a bunch of fweakiing animaLz …vampiRes R coOler dey can live 4 evR ,..shOw twilight not bloOdyy MADAGASCAR!!!!

    stoOpiid IMAX

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    • dipanjan dey

      imax did a very good decision for your info.madagascar is well known.more than 3/4th of the population did not know that twilight was made into a movie until the day of its release.and eclipse is in imax 3D so watch it and shut ur f***ing mouth up

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  48. Barbara

    OMFG!!! Madagascar? are you serious!!!!!! Twilight is one of the most inticipated movies this year. And madagascar gets the spot!?! This is bullshii. STUPID IMAX. I was actually gonna go see it in iMax, screw iMax now. Unless they play any other twilight sequels, I wont be going there to see anything.

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  49. Mack

    What a bunch of losers! Your daily lives are so pathetic you have to live out your existence vicariously through vampire characters in a book for teenagers. Get a life, its just a movie based on a book and like all adaptations, the movie won’t be better than the book so calm down OK. The bottom line is that IMAX probably didn’t want a bunch of Gothic dressed low self esteem wierdos high on meth to ruin their image. Here’s a news flash, your not vampires. Go take a pill and lay your head on a soft pillow. After you’ve seen Twilight five or ten times you’ll get over it.

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  50. sWEEZ

    Mack……SHUT THE HELL UP …U DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABT TWILIGHT …SO FOOL DONT COMMENT ON IT …FOR U ITS JUST A VAMPIRE FLICK ……..BUT ITS MORE TO US ..U WILL COME 2 KNOW WHEN U READ IT …HUH….”the movie won’t be better than the book so calm down ok ” …..NOW U R GOING TO DECIDE IT WILL BE GOOD OR NOT ….WTF….GO AND CONSULT SOME DOCTOR …COZ U NEED MENTAL CHECK UP …!!

    SO JUST MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS !! DONT SAY ANYTHING AGAINST IT !!
    GET A LIFE LOSER !

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  51. Feevo

    Well.. You can’t place them though.. because usually little kids watch their movies at IMAX- ex navy peir IMAX theathers .. Kids usually there on feild trips and stuff… So obviously IMAX would do w/e they can to get more money.

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  52. Feevo

    Well.. You can’t blame them though.. because usually little kids watch their movies at IMAX- ex navy peir IMAX theathers .. Kids usually there on feild trips and stuff… So obviously IMAX would do w/e they can to get more money

    EDIT of the first one. Lol >_< I should relaly check my work Lmfao.

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  53. Ichi

    Its just a fucking movie, for christ’s sake.

    a MOVIE.

    “Like its predecessor, the film received mixed reviews from critics. As of November 6, 2008, Rotten Tomatoes reported that 60% of critics based on 86 reviews with the consensus stating that “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” is an improvement on the original, with more fleshed-out characters, crisper animation and more consistent humor.”[4] Another review aggretagor, Metacritic classified the film into the “generally favorable reviews” category with 61/100 approval rating based on 23 reviews. [5]”

    “Based on 118 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes as of November 21, 2008, Twilight has received an overall approval rating of 43%, with a weighted average score of 5.3/10.[52] ”

    ITS A MOVIE.

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  54. tabbysp

    TWILIGHT NOT IN IMAX?!?!?!
    HAVE PEOPLE LOST THERE MINDS?!?!
    THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!
    I just watched it in theaters and absolutely LOVED it!!! Went out in bought three of the books (couldn’t find the other one) want to see it again, and will defenately buy the dvd. Whose the idiot that decided not to put it on Imax. Well, I hope he reads this ’cause here’s a shout out: “YOUR A FREAKING MORON!!! FIND ANOTHER JOB, YOU NEED FIRED!!!!! I HOPE YOU GET FIRED OR LOSE A LOT OF MONEY!!!!!”

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  55. AM

    i just left our Thanksgiving dinner table to look up Twilight on IMAX b/c someone just said: you know what would be fun to see tonight for our annual family Thanksgiving movie . . .
    now i have to go downstairs to break the sad news, no Twilight on IMAX for the fam.

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  56. MH

    If you’re not interested in Twilight, or it’s lack of IMAX time, then why on earth are you posting here? We love Twilight, and bitching about it is not going to change that. So, ignore it if it bothers you.
    As for it not being in IMAX, that really sucks. Because I was really looking forward to seeing it like that.
    One final note: yes, Twilight could, and did, outsell Madagascar 2. Check box office reports.

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    • dipanjan dey

      both are different movies dude,box office things can happen.and imax is releasing eclipse in imax 3D sowait for some months and watch it and shut your freaking mouth

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  57. MH

    Sorry. I missed something.
    To make the assumption that all Twilight readers are gothic, low-self esteem bearing meth addicts is just plain idiotic. Is that to say that all Harry Potter fans, in which I include myself, are cloak-wearing, wand-holding, round-glasses wearing freaks? Obviously, the answer is no. We are all well aware that we are not vampires or wizards; we are not deranged, and we do not need to be medicated, as you have so sweetly suggested. We just enjoy the stories. You don’t have to dress all in black and be impaired to appreciate something that, while may seem strange at first, is beautifully written and captivating.
    Everyone who reads does so to escape reality, no matter what sort of literature you’re interested in. Otherwise, why would we waste our time following words on a page?

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  58. Shannon

    You guys are seriously TOO obsessed over this piece of ‘literature’. I saw Twilight, fell asleep. I saw Madagascar and laughed my arse off all the way through.

    God. Twihards piss me off.

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