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Enthusiastic Twilight Fans Already Lining Up For Monday’s Breaking Dawn Premiere

What you’re looking at is a photograph taken today outside the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. These are just some of the 300 (and counting) Twilight fans waiting for the cast of Breaking Dawn Part 1 to walk the red carpet for the film’s premiere. The premiere is still four days away. 

Say what you will about fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga, they are fans in every sense of the word. They’re well-known for camping out for just about anything having to do with the phenomena that is the book series. The cast of the film series have appeared at the pop-culture convention San Diego Comic-Con twice now and both times, lines have started days before the event did. So it’s not really a surprise to see them lining up to see the cast at the movie premiere. This isn’t even the line-line though, this is the line to be assigned a “camping spot” they’ll be living in for the next few days. I give them and certainly many parents, a lot of credit.

“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,” writes Deadline. “The studio has planned various events to relieve the inevitable boredom of the campers this weekend.”

Of course, this is just for the premiere, not the film itself. That won’t be released until November 18 but midnight (or earlier) showings are already selling out. Deadline says currently has sold out 1,344 performances and 1,000 are sold out through Fandango.

(via Deadline)

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  • Zach Gaskins

    I applaud the fanbase of Twilight for assisting Occupy Los Angeles by diverting a portion of the police force.

    Apart from that, someone needs to stage a gigantic intervention at this campsite.

  • Alana Beltzer

    Hmm..wonder what they’ll do Saturday when it rains all over them?

  • Talia

    At the most, I’ve sat and waited…maybe 8 hours for a midnight release. That was for the XBOX 360, and in the warm craft aisle of a Wal-mart outside of the customer service/layaway area where they had them stashed. Never, ever, would I wait damn near 4 days outside in line for anything, let alone the premiere for a movie. Even if it were the best movie in all the world.

    Even though I am not a Twilight fan myself and actually loathe the fandom and the books, I give props to any true fan of any fandom. However. There’s being a fan…and then there is stepping into the realm of obsession, and I feel like camping outside 4 days for a movie is close to obsession. And I only give so much credit to the parents of the under 18 kids doing this. It’s great they are getting involved with something they are passionate about/interested in, but if they allowed their child to skip school or shirk responsibilities to do this, then…they might need to question their parenting choices. I mean, I’d question the parenting choices of a mother who allowed their teenaged daughter to read books centered around a relationship/man-dependent, weak-willed female character, but…that’s a rant for another day.

  • Julianne McCartney

    we can only hope that the guys over at rifftrax are already on the case…

  • Kimberly

    I’d never wait longer than a few hours. That said, fans will be fans. I know of people who waited similar lengths for HP book/movie releases, and I’m positive it’s been done for other fandoms as well.

    Fan is short for fanatic, after all.

  • Joanna

    What if they need to pee? O.o

  • Anonymous

    One could see it this way: the downturn in the economy gives people the time to release their more fanatical fandom side…

  • A Talbot

    Okay, I’ve waited a day before for something like a game system or a  Harry Potter book/film. But FOUR DAYS??? These people need some serious help.