Twilight New Moon Will be the Biggest Movie in the History of Movies. Nay, in the History of History.

Or perhaps, just the biggest movie of 2009. Either/or. According to the folks at online movie ticket vendor Fandango, advance ticket sales numbers for “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” has easily beat out every movie in the company’s 10-year history, including “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Stars Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith.” The film is also MovieTickets.com’s bestselling pre-sold title in its history. All that is leading industry insiders to predict something in the range of an $85 million opening weekend for Summit’s tale of lovelorn High School girls and their vampire/werewolf crushes. My own guess? Somewhere closer to $100 million.

To capitalize on the Chris Weitz-directed “New Moon”, Summit will be re-releasing the first “Twilight” (which has grossed over $380 million worldwide) back into 2,057 theaters on Thursday. It will then deliver “New Moon” into 3,500 theaters for its Thursday midnight showing, and expanding it to 4,024 by Friday morning. Basically, if you’re a diehard “Twilight” fan, you don’t technically have to ever leave the movie theater between Thursday and Friday.

Then on June 30, 2010, “Twilight” fans can do it all over again when “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” comes out from director David Slade. Except this time Summit will have two additional “Twilight” movies to get you prepared for the sequel, and perhaps they will re-release “Twilight” on Wednesday and “New Moon” on Thursday to get you ready for the “Eclipse” Thursday midnight screening. So instead of “Twilight” fans not having to technically leave the theater from Thursday and Friday, you can add Wednesday into the mix. In which case, bring soap.

Twilight fans: the bane of every Comic Con goer's existence.

Twilight fans: the bane of every Comic Con goer's existence.



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  • Spartacus

    I feel the need to say that: when I first heard about Twilight, and experienced first-hand the obsessiveness of some high school girls, I automatically hated it. It was some weird natural feeling to just hate it without knowing what it was. I can’t explain it, but I’m sure it’s happened to many many other people, and that’s why people hate it. Now, though, I have realized that I have no bad or good opinion about it. The end.

  • Spartacus

    I feel the need to say that: when I first heard about Twilight, and experienced first-hand the obsessiveness of some high school girls, I automatically hated it. It was some weird natural feeling to just hate it without knowing what it was. I can’t explain it, but I’m sure it’s happened to many many other people, and that’s why people hate it. Now, though, I have realized that I have no bad or good opinion about it. The end.

  • Phil

    Kat,

    Perhaps I was a bit over-the-top in my comments..however, let me summarize:

    1) I can’t stand the marketing, hype, fans, etc. because they’re all super obsessed with it to the point it makes me sick.

    2) I’m 30, married (quite happily and my wife loathes the book even more than I do) and I know why the guy’s are asking to go, its smart, single woman with obsession with movie, its a no brainer, no issue there.

    3) I read the saga, I found it trite and wanting on many levels. However, again, it’s not for me, I want more seriousness and horror out of a vampire novel. But, I do get why people like it and thats fine… I just wish they’d ..tone down the “it’s the greatest thing since xyz” because , it’s not :-) , if you want vampire romance go watch “True Blood” on HBO… that at least doesn’t pretend or pull any punches.

  • Phil

    Kat,

    Perhaps I was a bit over-the-top in my comments..however, let me summarize:

    1) I can’t stand the marketing, hype, fans, etc. because they’re all super obsessed with it to the point it makes me sick.

    2) I’m 30, married (quite happily and my wife loathes the book even more than I do) and I know why the guy’s are asking to go, its smart, single woman with obsession with movie, its a no brainer, no issue there.

    3) I read the saga, I found it trite and wanting on many levels. However, again, it’s not for me, I want more seriousness and horror out of a vampire novel. But, I do get why people like it and thats fine… I just wish they’d ..tone down the “it’s the greatest thing since xyz” because , it’s not :-) , if you want vampire romance go watch “True Blood” on HBO… that at least doesn’t pretend or pull any punches.

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