New Moon Breaks Movie Records

Proof, as if we needed it, that the whole world has actually gone stark raving mad. On it’s first day in America alone, the vampire/werewolf teen fest made an unbelievable $72.7 million, an absolutely astounding amount and replacing The Dark Knight as the most popular movie of all time.

Let’s just put this into perspective for a minute; $72 million. That is about the debt of a small country, or the value of a moderately priced football club, or almost Cristiano Ronaldo. IN ONE DAY. As much as I hate to admit it, the makers must be doing something right somewhere.

What makes it even more astonishing is that one third of that (approximately $26.3 million) was taken from midnight screenings. MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS. That means that, if my rather rickety maths is correct, just over $2 million people stayed up and saw in a new day by seeing New Moon. Mental.

Maybe I’ve been missing something with this whole Twilight lark. Maybe I might have to watch it after all…

Facts and figures taken from Empire.com

(Image courtesy of backseatcuddler)

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