‘Twilight’ Continues To Break Records, Sequel Officially Confirmed

Get used to ’Twilight’ fever because if Summit Entertainment fulfills its promise a “New Moon” will dawn before too long. Yes, the numbers are continuing to pour in for this unprecedented opening weekend courtesy of “Twilight.”

First the news that will make all Twilighters smile today: a sequel has officially been greenlit. The announcement came straight from Stephenie Meyer herself who told fans in a message, “I don’t think any other author has had a more positive experience with the makers of her movie adaptation than I have had with Summit Entertainment. I’m thrilled to have the chance to work with them again on ’New Moon.'”

Of course the fact that a sequel has been greenlit barely 24 hours after the first film has been released is because of one bottom line reason: money. And “Twilight” has been raking in a lot of it. Deadline Hollywood’s latest estimates indicate “Twilight” earned an astonishing $35.7M on Friday (that number includes the $7 million from the midnight shows the night before).

As expected the film took a hefty drop on Saturday earning approximately $22 million. If these estimates hold look for the film to take in about $72 million for the weekend. That’s the kind of box office territory usually reserved for “Harry Potter” flicks in this season. No wonder we’ll be seeing more of Edward and Bella soon.

How many time shave you seen “Twilight”? Are you excited for “New Moon”? What changes, if any, should be made?