Betty on the News: ‘New Moon’ Ticket Sales Break Records
The Twilight Saga: ‘New Moon’ doesn’t open until Friday, but that hasn’t stopped devoted Twilight fans from buying tickets in droves.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
The movie hasn’t even officially been released yet, but thanks to die-hard Twilight fans (and a seemingly never-ending press tour featuring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and other cast members), ticket pre-sales for the sequel New Moon have already shattered existing records, making it the number one film to sell so many tickets in advance.
“You could say that Edward and Jacob slayed The Dark Knight and put a spell on Harry Potter to take the advance ticketing crown at Fandango,” says Fandango rep Harry Medved, comparing the vampire film to other successful movie trilogies.
Already, the film has sold out over 2150 showtimes in theaters across the country, and, despite, Robert Pattinson’s insistence that New Moon isn’t a “girly film,” according to MovieTickets.com, 87 percent of their ticket buyers have been female, leaving no doubt where Twilight fans – both teens, moms, and grandmothers alike – will be this weekend. (EW)