23 November 2008

Vampires beat down Bond

(from e! here)
Bigger than the latest Indiana Jones. Bigger than the biggest James Bond. That's how big Twilight was yesterday.

The $37 million vampire flick, expected to have a killer opening day, had a monster opening day, grossing an estimated $35 million, Exhibitor Relations reported. One-fifth of that gross, or $7 million, came from Friday midnight screenings.

The box-office tracking firm said a $75 million Friday-Sunday gross was now a possibility. Going into Friday, $60 million was considered the movie's best-case scenario.

When the counting's done, Twilight's Friday take may rank as the 14th or 15th biggest opener of all time, having surpassed the debuts of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($25 million) and Quantum of Solace ($27 million), to name two recent blockbusters.

I suddenly had a thought about my whole Twilight-December-13-ticket-thing: I might just end up surrounded by screaming 13 year old girls... I remember a small part of my brain making a note that I should go to Twilight on an unusual day, at a strange time to miss the crowds. Now I've managed to lump myself in the middle of a a packed cinema. Ha. Oh well, I am still excited to see the film!

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