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Last night the stars of The Twilight Saga: New Moon came out to sparkle in front of the paparazzi and press. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, the film's three main cast members, were in attendance and posing in front of the flashes, signing autographs and answering reporters' questions as they walked down the red carpet.
Co-star Ashley Greene wore a stunning red dress which got lots of camera people to pay attention while Dakota Fanning wore a shoulderless black dress and reveled in the limelight. But really, the 800-pound gorilla that was there had to have been the thousands of "Twi-hards", the screaming female fans that make up Twilight's core demographic. Armed with posters and homemade signs proclaiming their allegiance to either Team Jacob or Team Edward, the Twi-hards went into overdrive even before the first celebrity had arrived.
No one is doubting that New Moon is going to be a hit at the box office when it opens this coming Friday. The real question now is, how big will the movie open? Could Summit Entertainment have its first $100 million dollar opening weekend? Twilight opened to $69 million one year ago before going on to amass $191 million dollars domestic. Is the hype for New Moon really bigger than Twilight's?