Carol Fitzgerald weighs in on Twilight and movies based on YA novels

‘Twilight’ leaves bite marks on Hollywood

by Bryan Alexander 

9:56pa.m. EST January 15, 2013 – The ‘Twilight’ franchise wraps up its run Friday after already earning $2.5 billion. But the series is still an impact player.

Even eternal vampire love must come to an end.

The Twilight Saga movie franchise’s days are wrapping up to some staggering numbers: five movies, a three-sided romance entangling a human, a vampire and a werewolf — and $2.5 billion (and counting) in worldwide box office.

The passionate fans of the series, which is based on Stephenie Meyer’s four best-selling novels, will have a chance to let out one more box-office roar as the final chapter, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, hit select theaters at midnight Thursday (before opening wide Friday), nearly four years after the original (2008’s Twilight) started the Twi-hards screaming.

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