The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The Twilight Saga: New Moon got off to a fang-tastic start at the box office.

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The film pulled in an estimated $26.3 million from its midnight showings, breaking the record previously held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($22.2 million), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The second film in the Twilight series opened in 3,514 theaters, earning approximately $7,476 per screen. The film will expand to 4,024 theaters for the weekend.

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Producer Summit Entertainment also played the original Twilight movie at 9 p.m. in 2,057 theaters as a warm-up for the new release. Those screenings pulled in an additional $1.3 million.

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