‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ Breaks First Day Records!

This mega-sequel has now out performed both ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Harry Potter’.
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‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ Breaks First Day Records!

The Twilight Saga: New Moon No one thought Batman could be defeated at the box office. Well, it's finally happened, as the second entry in the extremely hot Twilight franchise, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, not only broke the all-time box office record for midnight screenings, but also toppled the record number of first day box office receipts once held by The Dark Knight. Take that, fanboys!

Twilight fans are certainly a devoted bunch. At midnight screenings in 3,514 theaters, the film earned a hefty $26.3 million. The previous record was held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which nabbed a measly $22.2 million when it opened at midnight last July. The big news comes with New Moon's first day grosses of $71 million playing at 4,024 theaters. That crushes The Dark Knight's first day take of $67.2 million by more than $4 million dollars. It's going to be a hard record to beat now!

Exactly one year ago, it took Twilight its entire first weekend to earn little more than $69 million, a take which New Moon surpassed in less than twenty-four hours. Could the film be poised to take down The Dark Knight's three-day box office record? We'll have to wait until Monday to find out for sure, but the film shows no signs of slowing down.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon was released November 20th, 2009.

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  • insertusernamehere • 6 years ago

    Well, it's opening weekend, anyway.

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    • insertusernamehere • 6 years ago

      You have to leave before the movie's over to get a refund.

      Why are people still bringing up TDK's record when it didn't beat it?

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      • incmob • 6 years ago

        My son, unfortunately, and not sure how this happened, likes the films. i went to see it with a friend of ours. i leaned over to ask how much longer before the movie ended... she said "five minutes" ladies and gentlemen, that might have been the longest five minutes of my life. But it helped that i fell asleep about 5 times during the film. Now in all honesty, now that i have seen the film, considering the 20 minutes of time that i missed while napping, i really have no idea how this could beat dark knight's or any movie record. i understand that there are hardcore fans... sh*t afterall, a film in 99, the phantom menace broke records too, and was the weakest entry in all the star wars films. Overall the effects were not that bad, but the dialogue to put in perspective was ten times worse then the dialogue between padme and anakin in attack of the clones. And the main wolf dude... well might have been the worst wig of long hair i have ever seen in a film, even joe dirt had a better flippin wig and that was a mullet for gawds sake. overall, i am with you guys, this film sucked balls. unfortunately they wouldnt give me a refund when i asked them at the box office. at least the popcorn was good though.

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        • narrator • 6 years ago

          Aficionado, I never call women bitches like others here have, and I respect gitrls taste in it. You had huge valid points in them liking Twilight like us liking Transformers. I was saying for a movie it seemed very shallow without any action or even sexual pleasure or any kind of guilty pleasure to deserve it being called okay. Let me rephrase. It might not have "sucked" (no pun intended) but it is definitely not worth the money of millions of viewers.

          And telling me to jerk off? I won't say anything to that. Unless you were to talking to someone else, then this whole thing is mistaken.

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          • insertusernamehere • 6 years ago

            I'm angry at the fact that people's principles are so high it permits them to see a movie like they think not donating a dime to it will make a difference. TDK is a much better film, yeah, but...DUH, OF COURSE IT IS. So you can't see any movies that have the potential to break its record just because it's "less worthy?"

            I'm also angry that people seem to believe that women are "bitches" for liking a movie that is aimed at them.

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            • chad-vital • 6 years ago

              Vis, you seem very angry about people liking TDK lol

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              • the-kwisatz-haderach • 6 years ago

                Crap, crap, mega crap, alright ill give you two hundred for the lot em.

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                • insertusernamehere • 6 years ago

                  The movie didn't suck. You just still have a hard on for The Dark Knight. Jerk off and get past it. End of discussion.

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                  • stiles • 6 years ago

                    girls.

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                    • bane5000 • 6 years ago

                      i love the fact that when a movie does well in theaters, its always compared to the sales of The Dark Knight, just puts a smile on my face :]

                      oh and movieweb, u better watch wat u say before u say it...that lil fanboy remark wasnt nice, tsk tsk...maybe one day ull find us real cinema fans all gone and u can be stuck here with your twilight pals instead...lol

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                      • chad-vital • 6 years ago

                        Yeah I saw the first film without any knowledge of the books (as in reading them anyway) just word of mouth, and I wasn't expecting to be blown away, I could see huge flaws just in the trailers. Fake special effects always ruin it for me. Every girl says it's hot, so I finally watch it, and there's not ONE sex scene... hmm... so how is it hot? If it had like an epic sex scene with Bella and Edward I could maybe UNDERSTAND why it is so "good". Girls are hornier than guys, I'm pretty sure. Girls think vampires are hot. It's just how it is. Guys like it when people get shot in the face, it's just how it is lol. I had low expectations, so the movie was 'okay' to me. It could have been awesome very easily, but it seemed lazy to me, the character dialogue, make up, effects, acting itself. And as they say, sex sells. Edward is pure sex to girls. It's like an automatic ass in the seat lol. I guess that's Megan Fox to us then eh :P ?

                        If this beats TDK money wise in the long run, we need to take a good look at ourselves in the mirror, and be like 'what the hell?' lol. Well, not many of you, but people who watch this movie 20 times for masterbation purposes haha.

                        I think Iron Man 2 will do really well, probably following in New Moon's box office footsteps. IM2 has a lot of hype.

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                        • diaigma • 6 years ago

                          Absolutely shocked on this end :/

                          Dark Knight proved to be a pinnacle of film making. It deserved every penny. It's hard to imagine that its records are being shattered so soon, and by THIS!

                          However, I'm happy to report that New Moon is officially 18 million short of The Dark Knight's first weekend record. Thank golly! :P

                          Makes me nervous for next summer, when Eclipse comes out. The Last Airbender will be released on the same weekend, which is sure to be a much better film than any Twilight film could ever hope to be, so Airbender may get the shaft at the box office. We'll see. Guys, take your girlfriends to the third Twilight, but buy yourself an Airbender ticket!

                          I mean, seriously. What would you rather watch?

                          Sappy Vampires or Magic Kung Fu?

                          I think the choice is obvious :P

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                          • unolazyboy • 6 years ago

                            I saw this movie last friday. Knowing nothing about the first film or having any real knowledge of the twilight saga, and I have to say it was f*cking terrible. 2 most reoccuring lines in that film "I couldn't live if you died" and "awwww". The second line was added by all the damn girls who saw this craptastic film. Personally I think they should of added that sound effect in their just to shut them up.

                            Here's a more simpler way of stating how bad this movie was:

                            George Lucas could of wrote a better romantic of this show.

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                            • zanyzap • 6 years ago

                              It was a'ight. Like the Fallen mentioned, with no expectations, movies always seem better.

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                              • choro2326 • 6 years ago

                                F*CK this movie!!!! It sucks monkey balls.... It is not as good as Dark Knight..

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                                • slysnide • 6 years ago

                                  "theres more people in the world than 258,800,000."--24

                                  You know that was the dollar figure right? Anyway, I see what you mean. I got outvoted and saw it last night. 3/5 in regards to how funny it was for taking itself so seriously.

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                                  • narrator • 6 years ago

                                    Aficionado, I read the books and saw New Moon, so I can bluntly say it sucks. The movie if you rethink it was a fail. The more I think about it the less and less entertaining it was. But if you went in with low expectations I guess movies always seems better. At least for me they do.

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                                    • thereisnoname • 6 years ago

                                      beyond lame

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                                      • newkiller1234 • 6 years ago

                                        AND kids. You don't think every parent would bring them to watch a "Dark" movie. Because it was dark for kids. Unlike Twilight.

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                                        • newkiller1234 • 6 years ago

                                          ahaha. Not everyone likes TDK or Twilight. No one can like everything. Trust me theres more people in the world than 258,800,000.

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