Well, so much for the folks who thought all those negative reviews might impact New Moon's opening box office. Variety tells us that The Twilight Saga: New Moon has shattered records and set box office history by grossing an astonishing $26 million in midnight showings alone. The latest installment in the teen vamp franchise easily beat the previous record-holder, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which grossed $22.2 million earlier this summer.
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