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New Moon pre-sale

11.16.2009

This was probably inevitable, but it's pretty significant nonetheless. It's official, NEW MOON has now sold more pre-release tickets than any film in Fandango's ten year history. Here's how the new ranking order breaks down:

1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

2. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (2005)

3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

4. The Dark Knight (2008)

5. Twilight (2008)

If you’re like me, you may have now started fearing that NEW MOON might actually have a shot at upsetting other, more meaningful box office records due to the fact that every teenage girl in the country is likely going to see it at least five times this weekend. However, if you look at the numbers for the other films on that list, the opening weekend totals have rather large swings to them.

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (2005) - $108.4M

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) - $77.8M

The Dark Knight (2008) - $158.4M

Twilight (2008) - $69.6M

So yes, I’m guessing that with all it's hype (which is significantly more than the original TWILIGHT had), NEW MOON will end up breaking $100M its opening weekend, but I don’’t think we need to be worried about it getting close to THE DARK KNIGHT. It’s a phenomenon to be sure, but in no way posseses the mass appeal of Batman and the legendary hype that surrounded Health Ledger’s (almost) final performance.

But either way, expect big numbers from the vegan vampires, whether you like it or not.

Extra Tidbit: I actually need to see this for the sake of my job, but I'll be damned if I can find one person to go with me. I need to know more teenage girls. Errr, I mean...
Source: Fandango

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