New Moon Movie Smashes Box Office Record In US and Canada

Posted: November 22, 2009 12:45 AM

New Moon Movie Smashes Box Office Record In US and Canada

Twilight fans turned out in force on Thursday night to help New Moon smash a box office record - the sequel earned a staggering $26.27 million overnight in the U.S. and Canada alone.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, debuted at midnight on Thursday (19/20Nov09) at 3,514 cinemas across North America to accommodate die-hard devotees of the franchise, some of whom had waited in line for hours to catch the second adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's vampire novels.

The huge box office haul smashes the previous record for midnight takings, set by Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince with $22 million.

Source: India Server