New Moon Opening Night: Box Office Sales Go WILD, Advanced Tickets Help Break Records

From all indications, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" was a major hit on its opening night, midnight on Friday, November 20, with great success at the box office including advanced ticket sales.

Directed by Chris Weitz and based on a Stephenie Meyer novel, and prominently featuring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, "New Moon" is projected to have an $85 to $100 million opening weekend. The first Twilight film brought in $69.6 million its first days.

According to online ticket seller MovieTickets.com, "New Moon" is the No. 1 Advance Ticket Seller of all time, surpassing "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," which previously held the title.

News organizations nationwide reported their local theatres selling out, with many camped out for hours to stake out their spot for the heavily-hyped midnight premiere. Before even hitting the screen, it was reported Thursday that more than 2,000 theatres sold out.

When released, the final numbers are expected to be outstanding for the opening weekend of "New Moon," which has so far drawn mixed reviews.

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