New Moon Breaks Box Office Record for Midnight Runs

Celebrity News Nov. 20, 2009 AT 2:26PM
New Moon Breaks Box Office Record for Midnight Runs Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Despite poor reviews, New Moon, the second installment in the Twilight series, has set box office history, breaking all records for midnight runs with an estimated $26.3 million.

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The last film to hold the title? Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which made $22.2 million this summer.

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Besides New Moon's impressive debut, Twilight was re-released on 2,057 theaters nationwide Thursday night and managed to gross $1.3 million.

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New Moon is still expected to earn more than $85 million during its first weekend (it has run up the biggest advance sales of any film in history).

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