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.
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.