“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.
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 in 4,024 theaters this weekend.
Worldwide records projection stand that the movie is at $150 million after New Moon debut in 25 other countries.