'Twilight' Takes in $7 Million from Midnight Shows

The film could now be projected to take in over $60 million this weekend.
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.



Sources: Variety

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  1. -comrade-

    last.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  2. JR

    i was refering to gaynack who got deleted by the way..lol

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  3. -comrade-

    You don't have sole dominion over the "homo" insults. Of course, since that's all you ever use, I'd say that you have some sort of fixation on homosexuality.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  4. Moviemaster75

    yea we are.

    6 years agoby @moviemaster75Flag

  5. -comrade-

    All right, we're cool?

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  6. -comrade-

    Woah woah. I wasn't being affrontal. I meant it in the spirit of camaraderie, but if you're so f*cking on edge that you can't laugh a little bit, maybe you shouldn't be so hasty about accusing people of having things up their asses.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  7. T.Clark

    Let's not start arguing so this gets another 200 unnecessary comments, kay?

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  8. Moviemaster75

    yes, comrade you are a homo piece if sh*t.

    6 years agoby @moviemaster75Flag

  9. -comrade-

    haha, douche.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  10. Moviemaster75

    yes. 200th comment

    6 years agoby @moviemaster75Flag

  11. -comrade-

    Did you know Robert Pattinson records? His music is actually pretty good.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  12. TXCANY

    I was incredibly bored by this film. Seeing the character of Edward look like a deer caught in headlights for an hour and a half is not entertaining. NOTHING HAPPENS!

    6 years agoby @txcanyFlag

  13. Diaigma

    Did you hear that? Entertaining? Maybe our writing ventures has a future after all?

    6 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  14. -comrade-

    I noticed your avatar Oli. Was Trick 'r' Treat any good?

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  15. Shelley

    I agree Oli, I have been having a lot of fun reading the posts here for days, it has been very entertaining.

    6 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  16. Lock and Stock

    this movie isn't that great.

    6 years agoby @m-man360Flag

  17. Oli

    Wow, I knew I shouldn't have skipped over this post the other day. So many people going back and forth. Hey, it's more entertaining than Twilight :).

    6 years agoby @reviloleeFlag

  18. -comrade-

    Our Matinee is now $7. I hate it.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  19. Diaigma

    I always go to matinees. $5.50 where I reside. An even $5 for the first showing of the day. Generally less crowded and kids/teens are (or should be) at school. Then again my work schedule lets me do that. It's so nice being done with college. Whoo!

    Sadly, I'm sure I've spent almost $100 on movie tickets this year, for just myself. $27 of that went to TDK. Brilliant film.

    6 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  20. -comrade-

    Yeah, I'm a college kid so I have to be ultra-discerning about what I pay to see. Mostly, If I pay 7$ (or 10.50 for a show at a decent time) I want my money's worth.
    Right now it's a debate between Valkyrie, Benjamin Button, and Spirit.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  21. Diaigma

    The best debaters on Movieweb seem to be Irish. Glad to be a part of the clan!

    The only other films I'm interested in this year is TDtESS, Gran Torino, The Tale of Despereaux, Valkyrie, Bedtime Stories, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and maybe The Spirit.

    Crap, there goes $40 easy!

    Bravo to a great year of films.

    6 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  22. ZanyZap

    People like her don't just blow kisses and wave; she'll be back. I, however, have to finish writing a research paper (due at midnight). To be continued....

    6 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  23. -comrade-

    Is she gonna come back and try to act cute any time soon?

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  24. ZanyZap

    Touche'

    6 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  25. -comrade-

    I wish i could "internet" you a Guiness my friend.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  26. ZanyZap

    No problem, Comrade. If nothing else, this thread has definitely been more entertaining than the novel.

    6 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  27. ZanyZap

    "Beer ME!"

    6 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  28. -comrade-

    I am sorry for continuing to peddle this on, but I am Irish, and we are stubborn. Plus, I hate stupid people.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  29. ZanyZap

    If there's enough so I can drown myself of this nonsense.

    6 years agoby @zanyzapFlag