Critics are stupid!! the number speak!!! Box Office Smash! midnight shows!! GO NEW MOON

“Summit has announced that The Twilight Saga: New Moon has officially set a new all-time midnight box office record, taking in $26.27M from 3514 theaters.”

thanks to our friends in twilightlexicon

According to Larry at ProNetworks (someone who regularly watches these things):
“UPDATE 12:00 NOON:

Unofficial reports say The Twilight Saga: New Moon has shattered The Dark Knight’s $18.4M midnight debut for a 3-day weekend. Sources put the total at $23-24M. This would also surpass Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, whose 5-day weekend began with $22.2M on a Tuesday night. Summit has not yet released official numbers.”

HitFix also chiming in:

“No one expected “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” to disappoint at the box office, but even Summit Entertainment has to be surprised by the massive opening the sequel garnered from midnight shows across the country. Distributors are still submitting their grosses but sources tell HitFix “New Moon” has set a new record and may have made as much as $25 million from its midnight launch.

To compare, previous record holder “The Dark Knight” made $18.4 million in over 3,000 theaters, but some of those screens were of the IMAX variety which charge higher ticket prices thereby inflating the overall gross. Not jumping on the IMAX bandwagon (so far), only makes “New Moon’s” gross even more remarkable.”

The Hollywood Reporter on Overseas Sales:

“Summit reported Thursday afternoon that at midnight showings on 466 screens in Australia, the movie took in AUS$1.7 million ($1.6 million). It sailed past the previous Australian midnight record set by “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” which took in AUS$1.26 million ($1.2 million) in 2005….” Click here to see European sales totals.

LA Times:

“The vampires have beat the boy wizard.

According to four people close to the movie, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” sold more than $22.2 million worth of tickets in midnight shows last night, beating a record set this summer by “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”

Two people close to the pictures said the exact gross, which is still being calculated by Summit Entertainment, could be as high as $26 million.”

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Comment by Jessica on November 20, 2009 at 12:41pm
Wow.... That's so great. And may I just say, that the movie blew me out of the water! I knew it would be great, but it was AMAZING. I can't even begin to explain how impressed I was with the direction and the cast. ^_^ I'm on my way to see it for a second time already, heh.
Comment by michelle on November 20, 2009 at 12:45pm
HAHA IN YOUR FACE CRITICS lol i read in Australia(where im from) it made 5 million on the 1st day of release and thats mostly with pre ticket sales... have fun jessica it even better the second time.. :-)
Comment by George on November 20, 2009 at 12:52pm
YAY! that's all I can say! Screw HARRY POTTER! Vampires are just better....
Comment by laurexms on November 20, 2009 at 12:53pm
yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh critics are idiots!!!!!! old people who doesn't know a thing!!!
Comment by Jessica on November 20, 2009 at 12:58pm
Heh, thnx Michelle!
Comment by kristenlovesrob on November 20, 2009 at 1:19pm
hell yeah-this movie is going to be HUGE-even oprah loves it and what does that tell you
and yes it did make 5 million on the 1st day in Australia (because of the pre ticket sales)
it is like nothing else
it has surpassed all other movies
when i went to the midnight screening there were hundreds of people waiting in line after school for hours and hours on end-when the doors were opened there was like a rampage in the cinema
and when edward left-there was a riot

this movie is amazing and breaking all records
Comment by Meagan (maewolf) on November 20, 2009 at 1:19pm
nice lol still cant see it till next month XD
Comment by Sarah Anaya aka Cookie Monster ! on November 20, 2009 at 1:37pm
critics are retarted they think if its not oscar worthy its not a good movie , WELL F*** U CRITICS NEW MOON IS AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Lanette Burns on November 20, 2009 at 1:53pm
I never listen to critics they don't know everything.
Comment by Lindy Rosa Bella on November 20, 2009 at 1:57pm
The Critics just can't handle it. It was too fabulous and different. GOOD JOB NEW MOON!!!!! THAT MOVIE WAS PHENOMENAL!!!!

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