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 Lindy Rosa Bella on November 20, 2009 at 1:57pm
I'M GOING TO SEE IT FOR MY SECOND TIME TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Elizebeth Alcantar on November 20, 2009 at 2:05pm
I'm gonna be honest! I Loved the Movie! some of the background instrumental music was cheesy. The scenes went by too fast and skipped lots from the book. I wanted to see more!!!!! And what about that ending? OMG!!! I waited a whole year for this movie and now with that ending, I have to wait 6 months more!!! Go Twilight!!!! I think "Remember Me" will be better! I like the story behind it! Looks like Pat did a good job!!!! ;) Go Team Edward!
Comment by Elizebeth Alcantar on November 20, 2009 at 2:08pm
Also, Last Night, before the midnight showing, it had already broken tix sales at the box office and it was not even out yet till midnight!! Topped Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings! That's awesome!!!
Comment by alexia on November 20, 2009 at 2:10pm
the movie is awesome!!!!

im gonna see again tomorrow and i guess the next sunday
Comment by Kennedy Meriah Cullen on November 20, 2009 at 2:10pm
THATS AMAZING!!!
WE BEAT OU HARRY POTTER !!!
WHO SAW THAT ONE COMING EVEN I FIGURED WE WOULD NEVER MAKE IT AS BIG AS HARRY !!!
AAAAAAHHHHHH
Comment by Heather Begley on November 20, 2009 at 2:20pm
Thats Great, ( eat your words critics )
Comment by JoS on November 20, 2009 at 2:39pm
i still have to wait to november 26 to see the movie but i think its going to be amazing
Comment by STUPID LAMB :) ! on November 20, 2009 at 3:21pm
JUST saw it OMG IT WAS AWESOME LOVED IT I THINK IM GONNA SEE IT ON SUNDAY AGAIN THEN ABOUT 50 MORE TIMES ,AHH IT WAS SOOOOO GOOO CHRIS DID AN AWESOME JOB !!!
Comment by Olympia on November 20, 2009 at 3:27pm
i just saw the movie and OMG IT WAS FREAKIN AMAZING!!! I CAN EVEN TELL! AND I'M SO SHOCKED FROM THAT ENDING OMG!!!!! Rob did such a great job and he was HOT! Jeez... too hot! :P Kristen was just perfect! i love her.
oh and i want Chris Weitz for BD. period!
Comment by NewpS° on November 20, 2009 at 3:57pm
26 millions?? WE ROCK KEEP DOING GREAT JOB I HAVE TO WATCH IT AGAIN anyways :)))

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