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Twilight is a Smash Hit

The movie Twilight was a huge success earning $70.6 million in its opening weekend and coincidentally made the most money ever for a film directed by a female, reported CNN.http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/11/23/boxoffice.ap/index.html">.">CNN.

Twilight is based on the popular teen book written by Stephanie Meyer about a two teens that fall in love, one of whom is a vampire. The main characters, Bella Swan and Edward Cullen are played by Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reported Yahoo News.

Both actors have signed on to star in the sequel New Moon which picks up where the first movie left off. (CNN)

Twilight exceeded expectations, it was only expected to make $37 million. Twilight's success brings credit to Summit Entertainment which opened in April of 2007. Twilight was its sixth production. Summit hopes that Twilight will put it on the map. (Yahoo news)

Summit Entertainment believes that the teen girl audience has been severely underestimated. In the past the teen boy audience was coveted, but now movie makers have realized the money possiblities in teenage girls. (CNN)