Friday Box Office: New Moon, New Record


The Dark Knight may have had a lot of things going for it, but it didn't have Taylor Lautner's abs. Aided by a cuh-cuh-crazy gross from midnight shows on Thursday, The Twilight Saga: New Moon absolutely decimated the previous opening day record of $67.2 million set by The Dark Knight, banking $72.7 million from less screens and less theaters. Can it break Knight's all-time opening weekend record, $158.4 million? To be continued...

Full figures, after the jump:

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON: $72,700,000 (new)

THE BLIND SIDE: $10,920,000 (new)

2012: $8,100,000 ($89,821,000)


PLANET 51: $3,150,000 (new)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: $3,000,000 ($70,561,000)

THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS: $860,000 ($25,711,000)

THE FOURTH KIND: $610,000 ($22,223,000)

COUPLES RETREAT: $555,000 ($103,604,000)

LAW ABIDING CITIZEN: $495,000 ($68,907,000)


  • Academy Screamer says:

    Sigh. You know you're getting older when you so don't give a shit about Vampire Movies, other than their grosses and the fact that every two-bit Producer in this town will be jumping on the fucking Vampire Express and sending you moronic Vampire Movie scripts.

  • John M says:

    This is gonna sound really anal, but it's a bugaboo of mine: it should read "fewer screens and fewer theaters." Less is a measure of degree. Fewer is a measure of quantity.
    Example: I'd like to see fewer pictures of Taylor Lautner in the future.

  • Kyle Buchanan says:

    No, you're right. What is it about "fewer"? No one likes using it. The word is in desperate need of a lobbyist.

  • mattheww says:

    So then I guess FEWER people would avoid you if you were LESS insufferable.

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