After setting a new record for midnight openings with $26.27 million at 3,514 theaters, Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon has also broken the record for a single day, earning $72.7 million on Friday at 4,024 theaters. The previous single day record of $67.2 million was held by The Dark Knight.
It looks like The Dark Knight‘s 3-day record of $158 million may be in jeopardy now as well.
In related news, ‘Rick’ told us that posters for the third film in the “Twilight” series, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, are already in theaters and you can check out a photo below. That film, directed by David Slade, hits theaters on June 30.