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Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 11/10/2011

‘Twilight’ fans line up in L.A. for Monday premiere as thousands of screenings sell out


People really want to see Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. (MARIO ANZUONI - REUTERS)
As you may or may not be aware depending on your age and the amount of Team Edward/Jacob paraphernalia in your bedroom, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” opens nationwide next week.

Deadline reports that there are more than 700 people waiting to set up tents near L.A.’s Nokia Theatre ahead of the film’s premiere Monday. I repeat: Hundreds of people are willing to wait five days in a tent to see Kristen Stewart walk in front of them.

Five similarly dedicated fans camped out in Rockefeller Plaza a day ahead of Robert Pattinson’s “Today” show appearance Thursday morning, perhaps lured by the Brit’s new facial hair.

Twi-hards are representing digitally as well. Fandango and MovieTickets.com have sold out more than 2,300 screenings across America, E! reports. Pre-sales for the film represent 72 percent of Fandango’s business this week, followed by “The Immortals” with just 4 percent.

This is, of course, not a new phenomenon for “Twilight” or other highly anticipated films. “Potter” addicts camped out in London for the “Deathly Hallows” premiere.

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Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Twilight

 
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