Consider this a spankin’! The Twilight Saga: New Moon dominated midnight sales last night making it the highest grossing midnight showing EVER.
The Dark Knight took the top spot a few summers back when it raked in 18.4 million back on July, 22, 2008 only to be taken over by Harry Potter 6, which premiered at midnight this past July to the tune of 22.2 million dollars.
While New Moon was never hyped up as a possible contender in the record breaking, they raked in a whopping 26.7 million dollars in 12:01 showings alone last night.
According to Fandango as well, it is believed that New Moon will sell about 10 tickets per second today on the popular movie site.
Movie studios are all expecting that New Moon will break the all time Friday record, but come Saturday they see something totally different.
Last year’s Twilight did a 49% drop from Friday to Saturday due to it’s target demographic being such a small crowd, and though they believe this drop will be a bit less than 49% it will still be substantial enough to keep it from breaking any big opening weekend records.
We shall see tho.
Did anyone here see it? Did you love it as much as we did?