‘Twilight Saga: New Moon’ takes opening day gross record from ‘Dark Knight’, midnight record from ‘Harry Potter 6’
Apparently, some people like people who dress up as bats less than people who should be turning into bats (if they were real vampires).
Taking the record for the biggest one-day and opening gross, The Twilight Saga: New Moon raked in an estimated $72.7 million on approximately 8,500 screens at 4,024 sites, according to BoxOfficeMojo. The Dark Knight was the previous title holder with $67.2 million on around 9,300 screens at 4,366 sites. New Moon also took the midnight opening record, taking in an estimated $26.27 million at 3,514 sites showing the movie starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday. The previous benchmark was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which conjured $22.2 million at 3,003 sites for its midnight opening.
At $158.4 million, The Dark Knight still holds the record for biggest weekend (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) ever… so far.