'Twilight' breaks box office records

By sophia archibald | 11/23/09 1:27pm

Courtesy Of Rotten Tomatoes.Com

Break­ing the sin­gle-day box of­fice record held by “The Dark Knight” (2008), “The Twi­light Saga: New Moon” brought in $72.7 mil­lion in its open­ing day on Fri­day and $140.7 mil­lion in its first three days, good for third-high­est all-time on the do­mes­tic charts. “New Moon” is the sec­ond in a se­ries of four films based on the best­selling nov­els by Stephanie Meyer. “New Moon” has stolen the hearts of tweens and teenagers alike across the coun­try, ap­peal­ing to a cer­tain fe­male de­mo­graphic thanks to the strik­ing looks of young lead ac­tors Robert Pat­tin­son and Tay­lor Laut­ner. One com­menter on The New York Times’ Arts­Beat blog men­tioned hear­ing strong re­ac­tions from the “tee­nie girls” sit­ting be­hind him when Laut­ner’s char­ac­ter took his shirt off.
“New Moon” is cur­rently play­ing at En­ter­tain­ment Cin­e­mas in Lebanon, N.H. Ac­cord­ing to man­age­ment at the cin­ema, all open­ing day shows on Fri­day were sold out.

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