Twilight New Moon Shatters Single-Day Record with $72.7 Million

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I’d like to say I’m surprised by this, but honestly, I’m not. Not after my niece told me she had bought two tickets to see “Twilight: New Moon” on Friday in back-to-back screenings. Let me say that again: she pre-ordered tickets to see the same movie, on the same night, back-to-back. Now multiply my niece by a million or so screaming teenage girls, and you have yourself a record $72.7 million single-day box office record.

According to studio estimates, the Chris Weitz-directed “New Moon” used $26.3 million from Thursday’s Midnight showing to hit the record number, beating the previous record holder, Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight”, which took a then-unheard of $67.2 million in one day just a scant year ago.

What’s next in “New Moon’s” sights? How about the $158.4 million 3-day record held by — you guessed it — “The Dark Knight”.

Beaten by sparkling vampires? That bastard The Joker must be behind this!

Beaten by sparkling vampires? That bastard The Joker must be behind this!

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  • Jacob

    I’m now convinced that Twilight can single handedly stimulate the economy and save us from the recession. They should release a new Twilight film every week.

  • Jacob

    I’m now convinced that Twilight can single handedly stimulate the economy and save us from the recession. They should release a new Twilight film every week.

  • Jacob

    I’m now convinced that Twilight can single handedly stimulate the economy and save us from the recession. They should release a new Twilight film every week.

  • http://www.musicsmania.com/ New Moon

    I wonder how this film will do in week 2. Will all the people who were running over themselves to see it on opening day came back for repeat viewings?

  • http://www.musicsmania.com/ New Moon

    I wonder how this film will do in week 2. Will all the people who were running over themselves to see it on opening day came back for repeat viewings?

  • http://www.musicsmania.com/ New Moon

    I wonder how this film will do in week 2. Will all the people who were running over themselves to see it on opening day came back for repeat viewings?

  • Tiffany

    WOW-Thats alot of money for one movie. :) New Moon was an awesome movie. :( Im team edward but it was still very good. Well done Chris Weitz. You have done an amazing job on creating the movie. Also wel done to Rob and Kristen. (Bella and Edward) They have dealt with rumours and still made an amazing movie. Give them a rest because they should be able to have their own lives without crazed and phsyco fans making their lives harder. WELL DONE TO ALL and Fans enjoy the coming movies. If u would like to leave a comment email me at GetBittenByTheTwilightSaga@hotmail.com

  • Tiffany

    WOW-Thats alot of money for one movie. :) New Moon was an awesome movie. :( Im team edward but it was still very good. Well done Chris Weitz. You have done an amazing job on creating the movie. Also wel done to Rob and Kristen. (Bella and Edward) They have dealt with rumours and still made an amazing movie. Give them a rest because they should be able to have their own lives without crazed and phsyco fans making their lives harder. WELL DONE TO ALL and Fans enjoy the coming movies. If u would like to leave a comment email me at GetBittenByTheTwilightSaga@hotmail.com

  • Tiffany

    WOW-Thats alot of money for one movie. :) New Moon was an awesome movie. :( Im team edward but it was still very good. Well done Chris Weitz. You have done an amazing job on creating the movie. Also wel done to Rob and Kristen. (Bella and Edward) They have dealt with rumours and still made an amazing movie. Give them a rest because they should be able to have their own lives without crazed and phsyco fans making their lives harder. WELL DONE TO ALL and Fans enjoy the coming movies. If u would like to leave a comment email me at GetBittenByTheTwilightSaga@hotmail.com