Friday Box Office – NEW MOON Busts All-Time Opening Day Record with $72.7 Million

     November 21, 2009

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It’s official! The all-time Opening Day record for any film premiering on any day has fallen. All hail the new king of the box office: The Twilight Saga: New Moon.  See what the concentrated power of ten million screaming tween girls can accomplish? Official estimates from Summit Entertainment put New Moon at $72.7 million for Friday, including the $26.3 million the sequel brought in from its midnight engagements. That is more than $5 million above the former all-time record of $67.2 million set by The Dark Knight back in 2008 and a 100% increase on the $36 million debut of Twilight one year ago. The question now is whether New Moon can keep up this pace long enough to break The Dark Knight‘s other record: $158.4 million in three days. Check back tomorrow to find out how it all plays out.

Title Friday Total
1 New Moon $72,700,000 $72.7
2 The Blind Side $10,920,000 $10.9
3 2012 $8,100,000 $89.8
4 Precious $3,600,000 $13.9
5 Planet 51 $3,150,000 $3.1
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