After predictions that the much anticipated opening of The Twilight Saga: New Moon would break the record for one day in domestic box offices, the vampire flick most definitely lived up to its expectations and beyond.
When the film finally hit theaters on Nov. 20, the Associated Press reports that it grossed $72.7 million in just the first day of screenings, trumping The Dark Knight who previously held the record at $67.2 million in 2008.
While New Moon grossed an insane $26.3 million just from midnight showings on Friday morning, the Twilight saga’s latest edition isn’t stopping there.
If numbers keep sky rocketing through Sunday, AP expects that the flick starring America’s favorite vampire, Robert Pattinson, may beat out The Dark Knight for its top spot in best weekend totals at $158.4 million.
With fans vying over the messy love triangle involving Bella, played by Kristen Stewart, The Dark Night may have to start getting used to the number two spot!