The New Moon box office results are continuing to impress, as it has been released that the New Moon box office results passed $100 million in its opening weekend. To be exact, the New Moon box office receipts are estimated at around $140.7 for the weekend so far, placing it as the third most successful opening in the history of film. That’s a huge number, especially when you consider that the production of New Moon only cost $50 million, meaning that they have turned a huge profit in just the first weekend of release. With a lot of fans still waiting for the crowds to simmer down before going to see New Moon next weekend, it could pass $200 million very quickly.
The $140.7 million ranks third all time for an opening weekend, putting New Moon just behind Spider-Man 3 and The Dark Knight as the top grossing films in their first weekend of release. When The Dark Knight came out it made $158.4 million and Spider-Man 3 made $151.1 million. That’s nothing to be ashamed about though, because only three films have ever made more than $140 million in its opening weekend. For comparison purposes, the first Twilight film took home $69.6 million, which isn’t too bad in the scheme of things, but it doesn’t measure up to New Moon very well.
On Friday night’s opening night of New Moon, the film broke the all-time record for most money earned by a film in a single day. Friday the film took in $72.7 million for that day alone, beating out The Dark Knight as well as all other films. This was after New Moon had also set records for most tickets pre-sold, highest gross sales ever for a midnight showing, and most sold out shows in the first airing. By any measure of the box office totals, it means that New Moon is now one of the most successful films of all time, and fans of New Moon can look at the fact that it cost so much less that the super-hero films that it could quickly become the most profitable film ever.
Entertainment Weekly reported that the Worldwide box office totals for New Moon were an amazing $258.8 million, which is just one more great statistic for a film that is blowing away the competition. The New Moon box office totals placed it as the #1 film in theaters (easily) over the weekend, and have all Twilighters excited about the Eclipse release date as well as the notion that it will be out on June 30th in theaters. Not only has Twilight been a success for its producers and distributors, but for the whole industry, as more people are hitting theaters than past years during the holiday season.
New Moon Midnight Records
New Moon Weekend Box Office Totals
Eclipse Release Date Information