“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.