News

MPAA Ratings: 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'

by Ray Subers
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
 

 
May 12, 2010

The Motion Picture Association of America's Classification and Ratings Administration released their weekly ratings bulletin this morning, which included a rating for the highly anticipated third part of The Twilight Saga.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse received a PG-13 rating for "intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality." Both Twilight and New Moon were PG-13 as well, but for slightly different, and somewhat telling, reasons: Twilight garnered its rating due to "some violence and a scene of sensuality," while New Moon earned it for "some violence and action."

Confirming what the most recent trailer suggested, Eclipse's rating indicates that the action quotient has been ramped up compared to the first two movies. It appears that Eclipse's marketing will try to build on this in order to attract action-seeking males who have been unmoved by Edward and Bella's love story up to this point. At the very least, more action may serve to make the movie more tolerable for the males that are dragged to see Eclipse.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens Wednesday, June 30, and faces M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender over Independence Day weekend.

Related:
2010 Preview: 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'
MPAA Ratings: 'Inception,' 'Killers,' 'Cabin in the Woods'
MPAA Ratings: 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' 'Sex and the City 2,' and More

MPAA Ratings: 'Iron Man 2,' 'Going the Distance,' 'The Rum Diary'
MPAA Ratings: 'Death at a Funeral,' 'Animal Kingdom,' 'Last Night'
MPAA Ratings: 'Splice,' 'Your Highness,' 'Secretariat'
New MPAA Ratings Chart



RECENT ARTICLES
8/20 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Tops Weekend with $21M+ Opening as 'Logan Lucky' Falls Short
8/17 Summer Slows to a Crawl as 'Hitman's Bodyguard' and 'Logan Lucky' Debut
8/13 'Annabelle' Sequel Shines as Summer 2017 Box Office Continues to Fade
8/10 'Annabelle' Sequel Eyes $30+ Million Opening as Summer Slow Down Continues
8/8 July 2017 Box Office Marks Third Straight Month in Decline
8/6 'The Dark Tower' Tops Lowest Weekend of Summer 2017 Yet
> MORE: News | Features
LATEST UPDATES
WEEKEND: Weekend Estimates, 'Hitman's Bodyguard' #1
DAILY: Friday Estimates, 'Hitman's Bodyguard' #1
WEEKLY: 'Annabelle 2' Tops the Week with $48.5m
DAILY: Thursday, 8/17 (47 tracked)
DAILY: Wednesday, 8/16 (41 tracked)
DAILY: Tuesday, 8/15 (41 tracked)
New MPAA Ratings Added
DAILY: Monday, 8/14 (39 tracked)
> MORE UPDATES