'New Moon' Shatters One-Day Gross Record
NOV 22, 2009 - The Twilight Saga: New Moon raked in an estimated US$72.7 million (RM252 mil) on about 8,500 screens at 4,024 sites in the US - shattering the record for the biggest one-day gross. The Dark Knight was the previous title holder with US$67.2 million on around 9,300 screens at 4,366 sites.
New Moon's first day more than doubled that of its predecessor Twilight, which debuted at US$36 million on around 6,000 screens at 3,419 sites. Twilight's first weekend wound up at US$69.6 million, which was also less than New Moon's first day.
New Moon's US$72.7 million first day included an estimated US$26.3 million from its midnight opening, which was also a record. The Dark Knight made US$18.5 million on its midnight opening, which means it generated more business after its midnight showings (US$48.7 million) than New Moon did (US$46.4 million). The Dark Knight still holds the record for biggest weekend (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) ever: US$158.4 million. (Courtesy of Boxofficemojo)