‘New Moon’ Breaks Records; $72.7 million Opening Day


The Twilight Saga: New Moon had a huge opening day. The second movie in the franchise pulled in $72.7 million breaking the previous single-day boxoffice record of $67.2 million, set by The Dark Knight in July 2008. The first day total included $26.3 million in boxoffice from a total 3,514 performances at 12:01 a.m. Friday, which set a record for midnight showings.

The original Twilight collected $36 million in its first day of release and $69.6 million in its first weekend.


Credit: THR