New Moon: Breaks Box-Office Records

Nov 20, 2009–Summit Entertainment's "New Moon," the sequel to “Twilight,” has set box office history in breaking all records for midnight runs, grossing $26.3 million as it unspooled in 3,514 theaters at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

 

That easily beats the $22.2 million collected by "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" this summer.

 

In addition, the re-issue of "Twilight" on screens Thursday night grossed $1.3 million from 2,057 theaters nationwide.