The Twilight Saga: New Moon Destroys Harry Potter And Dark Knight At Midnight Box Office

Summit Entertainment has announced that The Twilight Saga: New Moon has broken box office records, earning over $26.27 million in midnight screenings from 3,514 theaters. This destroys the $22.2 million midnight record held by Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince, and the previous second place, Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight, which earned $18.4 million in midnight earnings. Also, Summit's re-release of the original Twilight on Thursday night on 2,057 screens resulted in $1.3 million in ticket sales.

But the real question is, what will New Moon's numbers look like at the end of the weekend?

Here is a round up of predictions from the Box Office prognosticators around the web:

  • Box Office Psychics: $114M
  • Lee's Movie Info: $111M
  • Box $110M
  • Box Office Mojo (Derby): $98.4M