‘Twilight’ Box Office Update: Midnight Shows Generate A Reported $7 Million

The numbers are just starting to come in. We’ll have them all for you as soon as they break all weekend. So here is just the beginning…

Deadline Hollywood is reporting that last night’s midnight screenings generated “north of $7 million.”

And Fandango is reporting some impressinve stats:

–Fandango has been selling 5 “Twilight” tickets per second, as of early Friday morning;

–Fandango sold out more than 1,000 “Twilight” midnight show times on Thursday night, in advance and online.

–34% of moviegoers in a Fandango.com poll said they will take off a few hours from school or the office today to see “Twilight.”

–It’s the company’s fastest-selling film since “The Dark Knight” in July of this year;

–“Twilight” takes the #3 spot on Fandango’s list of Top Advance Ticket-Sellers, surpassing the “Harry Potter”, “Pirates” and “Lord of the Rings” movies; “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” and “The Dark Knight” remain in the #1 and #2 spots, respectively.


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