Summit's teenage vampire flick is already headed for a very strong opening weekend haul.

'Twilight' Starts Out Strong

on November 21, 2008 by Phil Contrino

Early estimates from around the web are predicting that Twilight brought in as much as $7 million from midnight screenings and that it could have grossed more than $30 million on Friday.

In addition, Fandango is reporting that they've been selling a staggering five Twilight tickets per second since early Friday morning.

The film finished in the #5 spot on's Top 5 Pre-Sellers of All-Time list. As of 12 p.m. EST on Friday, the site is reporting that 848 upcoming shows are sold out.

On a poll, a whopping 94% out of 6,944 respondents answered that they would like to see a sequel.

Stay tuned...


From Thursday, November 20, 2008:

Now that midnight screenings are only hours away, Twilight 's advance sales are looking just as strong as ever.

As of 1 p.m. PST, is reporting that the vampire flick ranks #3 on its list of best advance ticket sales. In addition, Twilight has accounted for 94% of all weekly sales.

On, Twilight ranks #10 on their Top 10 Pre-Sale List of All-Time. The ticketing site is also reporting 1,100 sold-out shows as of 12 p.m. EST.

From Wednesday, November 19, 2008:

Twilight is continuing to post incredibly strong online ticket sales for what is sure to be a great opening weekend.

As of Wednesday at 12 p.m. EST, is reporting that 896 showing of Twilight are sold out. The vampire flick currently ranks #14 on the site's Top 15 Advance Sales list.

On, as of Wednesday at 12 p.m. PST, more than 600 of the film's midnight screenings are sold out and it accounts for 94% of daily ticket sales.

From Tuesday, November 18, 2008:

While such strong online ticket sales are a direct result of its appeal to young, tech-savvy viewers, Twilight is posting some very promising results.

On, the vampire flick is outpacing such recent blockbusters as The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 3 and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the same point in the sales cycle. In addition, the ticketing site is reporting 615 sold-out performances as of 4:30 p.m. EST.

Meanwhile, is reporting that more than 500 of the film's midnight shows are already sold out. Plus, Twilight is responsible for 86% of daily ticket sales on the site.

From Monday, November 17, 2008 : is now reporting that Twilight has sold out 389 performances in the United States. Twilight has accounted for a staggering 85% of tickets sold on the site since Monday at 12 p.m. EST and the film has now moved into the #20 spot on's Top-20 Pre-Sale List of All-Time.

From Thursday, November 13, 2008:

Even though it is still a week away from opening, Twilight is posting very solid online ticket sales. and are each reporting that more than 200 shows have already been sold out through their websites.

50% of all tickets sold on from Monday at 12:01 a.m. PST to Thursday at 4 p.m. PST have been for Twilight. Meanwhile, the film represents 40.5% of all ticket sales at from Monday at 12:01 a.m. EST to Thursday at 5:30 p.m. EST.

“Advance online sales are encouragingly strong,” Harry Medved, spokesperson for told B OXOFFICE. “It’s a reflection of Twilight ’s passionate online fan base, plus the studio’s

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