“New Moon” Breaking Records

The Twilight Saga: New Moon broke two records on its first day and is positioned to break even more as it goes on its second day.twilight-new-moon-poster

The movie broke the biggest midnight opening, grossing $26.3 million in 3,514 theaters and eclipsing previous record of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at $22.2 million in its midnight release.

Another record broken is the biggest advanced ticket seller for the Fandango corporation. Previous holder was Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith.

New Moon is expected to break more records. As of 5 PM, the movie has already grossed $50 million, threatening the biggest single day box office record of The Dark Knight, which stands at $67.2 million.

It might enter the top 5 of biggest weekend sales if it reaches above $114 million, which is probable since the film is expected to open inĀ 4,024 theaters this weekend.

Worldwide records projection stand that the movie is at $150 million after New Moon debut in 25 other countries.