You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘New Moon’ breaks box office records

'Twilight' installment nabs $26.3 million

Summit Entertainment’s sequel “New Moon” has set box office history in breaking all records for midnight runs, grossing a whopping $26.3 million as it unspooled in 3,514 theaters at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

That easily beats the $22.2 million collected by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” this summer. Today, “New Moon” goes into a total of 4,024 runs domestically.

For a female-driven property to draw such a turnout is also history-making.

Next record for “New Moon” to eclipse: Best opening day. Current record-holder is Warners’ “The Dark Knight,” which grossed $67.2 million from 4,366 runs on July, 18, 2008.

However the first day grosses for “New Moon” turn out, they will far exceed the $36 million earned by “Twilight” on its first Friday exactly a year ago. (Thursday night, Summit re-issued “Twilight” in 2,057 theaters nationwide. Runs took in $1.3 million.)

“Twilight’s” opening weekend total was $69.7 million. Already, “New Moon” is destined to do better. B.O. observers say “New Moon’s” ultimate performance will depend upon how many people it can appeal to outside its core fanbase.

Overseas, early numbers for “New Moon” also are exceeding results for “Twilight.”

More Film

  • 'BPM (Beats Per Minute)' Leads France's

    Robin Campillo's 'BPM (Beats Per Minute)' Leads France's 2017 Lumieres Nominations

    Summit Entertainment’s sequel “New Moon” has set box office history in breaking all records for midnight runs, grossing a whopping $26.3 million as it unspooled in 3,514 theaters at 12:01 a.m. Friday. That easily beats the $22.2 million collected by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” this summer. Today, “New Moon” goes into […]

  • Golden Globes Nomnations

    Golden Globe Nominations Announced Live

    Summit Entertainment’s sequel “New Moon” has set box office history in breaking all records for midnight runs, grossing a whopping $26.3 million as it unspooled in 3,514 theaters at 12:01 a.m. Friday. That easily beats the $22.2 million collected by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” this summer. Today, “New Moon” goes into […]

  • IFFAM: Mihara, Savage, Without a Head

    'Mihara,' 'Savage,' 'Without a Head' Named as Macau Project Winners

    Summit Entertainment’s sequel “New Moon” has set box office history in breaking all records for midnight runs, grossing a whopping $26.3 million as it unspooled in 3,514 theaters at 12:01 a.m. Friday. That easily beats the $22.2 million collected by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” this summer. Today, “New Moon” goes into […]

  • Golden Globes Placeholder

    How to Watch the Golden Globe Nominations Live

    Summit Entertainment’s sequel “New Moon” has set box office history in breaking all records for midnight runs, grossing a whopping $26.3 million as it unspooled in 3,514 theaters at 12:01 a.m. Friday. That easily beats the $22.2 million collected by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” this summer. Today, “New Moon” goes into […]

  • Saudi Arabia Lifts 35-Year Cinema Ban

    Saudi Arabia Lifts 35-Year Cinema Ban

    Summit Entertainment’s sequel “New Moon” has set box office history in breaking all records for midnight runs, grossing a whopping $26.3 million as it unspooled in 3,514 theaters at 12:01 a.m. Friday. That easily beats the $22.2 million collected by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” this summer. Today, “New Moon” goes into […]

  • Korea Box Office: ‘Swindlers’ Wins Third

    Korea Box Office: ‘Swindlers’ Wins Third Weekend

    Summit Entertainment’s sequel “New Moon” has set box office history in breaking all records for midnight runs, grossing a whopping $26.3 million as it unspooled in 3,514 theaters at 12:01 a.m. Friday. That easily beats the $22.2 million collected by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” this summer. Today, “New Moon” goes into […]

  • Dubai: Mohamed Hefzy's Film Clinic Boards

    Dubai: Mohamed Hefzy's Film Clinic Boards Abu Bakr Shawky's 'Yomeddine' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Summit Entertainment’s sequel “New Moon” has set box office history in breaking all records for midnight runs, grossing a whopping $26.3 million as it unspooled in 3,514 theaters at 12:01 a.m. Friday. That easily beats the $22.2 million collected by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” this summer. Today, “New Moon” goes into […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content