`Twilight’ Stars Leave Prints At Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — The stars of “The Twilight Saga” film series, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, were immortalized in cement in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre Thursday, 15 days before the release of the fourth installment of the franchise, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1.”

Fans begin gathering at 6 a.m. for the 10 a.m. ceremony, which was also shown online at chinesetheatres.com.

“This is just an incredible honor, as to how young we are, it’s kind of ridiculous and amazing at the same time. And it’s all (thanks) to you guys (who) drive this franchise forward,” Pattinson said.

“There are a few moments that mean so much, it’s really even hard to explain, and this is definitely one of those,” Lautner added. “This is really like a dream. It’s such an honor.”

The first three films have grossed more than $1.8 billion at box offices around the world.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” is the next-to-last installment of the series. The final chapter “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,” is scheduled to be released Nov. 16, 2012.

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