“New Moon” is more than just a mania — it’s a full-fledged box-office monster!
Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that “New Moon” did $26.3 million in box-office biz in its first night last night, totally obliterating the record set by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($22.2 mil this July) and The Dark Knight ($18.4 mil in 2008). The really shocking news? Fandango tells Deadline they are selling an astonishing ten tickets per second on the site today.
Paul Dergarabedian, President of the Box Office division of Hollywood.com, predicts that the film could do anywhere from $70-$100 mil. over the weekend.