Vulture

Skip to content, or skip to search.

vampires

America’s Teens Break Curfew in Record Numbers for New Moon Debut

While no one quite knows exactly how much money New Moon took in during its 12:01 a.m. screenings last night, everyone is acknowledging that it almost certainly broke the midnight-screenings record set by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince this July. Vulture buddy Nikki Finke's sources are telling her that it made $23–$24 million last night, while the Los Angeles Times is saying that it raked in between $22.2 and $26 million. Either way, that's a lot of babysitting money that just got pumped back into the economy. UPDATE: Finke deleted her previous estimate that we quoted earlier, but now it turns out that the film grossed $26.27 million last night. [DHD, Company Town/LAT]

Photo: Courtesy of Summit Entertainment