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Amazon Sees Increase in Profits Thanks to ‘The Twilight Saga’

Amazon has seen a massive increase in profits and it looks like part of it is thanks to Twilight and New Moon DVD sales. Find out more below.

Amazon sees strong growth
Online retail titan Amazon has reported a 68% leap in worldwide profits for the first quarter of the year after double-digit sales growth in the US and at its international arm.
 The release of the latest Twilight Saga blockbuster movie on DVD led the best seller list in the UK, contributing to a 45% hike in sales across Amazon’s international arm – up 37% with currency effects stripped out.
Amazon notched up net income of 299 million US dollars (£195 million) across the group, up from 177 million dollars (£115 million) a year earlier.
The UK saw strong demand for The Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD featuring Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson, but other top sellers also included author Stieg Larsson’s trilogy of novels, including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker.

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IMAX Tickets for some ‘Eclipse’ Showings already on Sale

Think it’s too early to buy tickets for “Eclipse”? Think again—especially if you want to see it in IMAX. Whether you’re buying directly through your local theater, or through a mega-site like Fandango or Moviefone, in some places they’re already for sale. So why should you be more vigilant about scoring tickets for “Eclipse” (more so than you were about “Twilight” or “New Moon”)? Because this release offers something unprecedented in the Twilight realm: it has been formatted for viewing on IMAX.

I learned the difference the hard way, when I went to see “New Moon”, and shelled out more than twice the price for the IMAX ticket. It turns out that seeing a film in an IMAX theater is different from seeing a film produced specifically for “The IMAX Experience”. In the case of the former, a special lens is used with the projector to allow for a standard movie picture to be shown on the larger screen. So, if you saw “Twilight” or “New Moon” in an IMAX theater, it was simply blown up to show a larger version of the original. Films that are truly formatted for The IMAX Experience utilize special technology that allows the movie to be played on all planes of a semi-globular screen. So this year’s much-awaited release of “Eclipse” will be an unprecedented event.

You can read the entire article HEREHow many of you guys will pre-order tickets for Eclipse? Would you pay more to see it in IMAX?
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