Waiting on the Box Office Numbers

Thanks to Larry from ProNetworks who’s been following it all. He’s been Tweeting updates. Here’s where we stand according to Larry (will update this post as figures come in):

Early word is that New Moon could break Dark Knight’s midnight record.

Dark Knight did 18.4M from 3040 midnites, 67M Friday, -29% Fri-Sat = 47.6M, 43.6M Sun = 158.4M

New Moon did 3514 midnites. So it needs >18.4M to break TDK’s record. Some think New Moon could be all time #1 opening day.

But as I said earlier this wk, key is Fri-Sat drop. Twilight dropped 49% Fri-Sat. That’s the key to the weekend.

Reports coming in from all over, ppl in line starting Thu AM (if allowed), tweens, older women, some boys & men. Males key to wknd numbers.

Summit would not release midnite estimates this morning so waiting for hard numbers now.”

Industry expert and insider Nikki Finke backs up Larry’s assessment.

“This pic is doing phenomenal. It’s breaking records,” one rival studio exec gushed to me at 5 PM PT Thursday night. “It’s ahead of Dark Knight. It could break every existing record for Friday. But Saturday will be a different story.” That is quite a statement.

Comments

  1. Can I just say “duh!” :) Congratulations to Chris Weitz, the actors, and the whole production crew!!!!

  2. Devon061381 says:

    Wow I’m totally biting my nails to see if this kicks TDK’s A$$!!!! Words to describe how good New Moon was just sound so trite. There aren’t words enough to express the awesomeness. Going to Fandango to buy my ticket for tonight… :D

  3. Amanda Dubs says:

    I want to know the numbers SO bad!

  4. All I can say is I can’t wait to see it, and congragualqtion to all the actors and producers.

  5. I think there’s going to be a lot of people going more than once – so that should impact the numbers. I haven’t seen it yet and will be going on Saturday w/ my hubby. Can’t wait!!!

  6. i never see yet your movie, but many people say that your is great, i pray that i see your movie. goodluk and GOD BLESS your movie. tnx

  7. here in aus, it opened on thursday the 19th, and it is sold out, in every cinmea (that I could find) till december, we may have a smaller pop than the US, but if they count international viewing, really don’t think the drop is going to that big, because there are the people re-seeing it, and the people who couldn’t get tickets the first time, and there are tons of both, here at least

  8. i love to watch movies that made it to the box office, they are usually great movies with good story ~*.

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