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 POTO on November 20, 2009 at 4:43pm
Critics are nothing but a bunch of middle aged men who look only at things in one color - is it Oscar worthy! Not exactly the demographic this movie was made for! Of course they aren't going to like it!

The fans have spoken and will continue to speak. I know I'm going to see it again on Monday and at least 1 or 2 more times before the DVD comes out!

I Just hope Summit blows off the critics and listens to their fan base!
Comment by Sam on November 20, 2009 at 5:59pm
ok , i loved new moon and all but i think they're right . . it wasn't as great as they made it seemed to be . . i was so disapointed . . . and i thought chris weitz should of done a better job . . . honestly im obsessed with twilight like crazy , hopefully david slade could clean up the mess catherin hardwick & chris weitz made . .
Comment by MiM! Cullen on November 20, 2009 at 6:46pm
idk what ppl are saying but i loved loved loved new moon i cryed laughed and all the above im going to see it for the 3rd time great job guy keep up the good work
Comment by Sonia Gutierrez on November 20, 2009 at 7:33pm
Saw the movie and LOVED it.... however.... I feel like they could have done a better job and they skipped so many important aspects of the book. The movie felt too rushed to get to the major points. Every little detail counts. Granted, I know it couldnt be a longer movie, but the movie still felt rushed! Nonetheless, Im still a fan and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the saga!
Comment by tet_d on November 20, 2009 at 7:43pm
I don't know, but i think its a normal reaction/commentary for books-turned-to-movies - the readers will feel short after viewing the movie (same it goes with Harry Potter fans). Of course, we would like to see every scenes we imagined from the book on the big screen but that will not be the case, of course the movie would be too long. I even counted 62 scenes from the books were altered to shorten the movie. Melissa Rosenberg, the scriptwriter, did a good job IMO.
Comment by Sophie Cullen on November 21, 2009 at 1:00am
WOOOOOO GOOOOO USSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

NEW MOON WAS AMAZING IM GOING TO SEE IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!

AND WHAT I LIKED TO SEE IS THAT IT WAS A LOT MORE LIGHTHEARTED THAN TWILIGHT BUT STILL VERY DEEP AND EMOTIONAL AT THE SAME TIME:)
Comment by Olympia on November 21, 2009 at 1:30am
CHRIS WEITZ FOR BREAKING DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Litesha Lutz on November 21, 2009 at 1:49am
I just saw new Moon an Hour ago and it was FREAKING AMAZING!!!!!!. I love I love it I love it. I wanna see it again.

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