A midnight showing is just perfect for a film about vampires, and Twilight took advantage last night. According to Variety, Twilight grossed over $7 million from midnight screenings last night, which upped weekend projections of the film.
Initially forecasat with an opening weekend around $50 million, it is now said that the weekend gross could end up north of $60 million now. While the film was expected to be a hit with younger tween and teenage girls, it seems older females and younger boys are flocking to the flick as well.
The film is based on the first of five books by Stephanie Meyer, which has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. Twilight can be seen in theaters today.
Twilight was released November 21st, 2008 and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Cam Gigandet, Ashley Greene, Christian Serratos. The film is directed by Catherine Hardwicke.