These are all estimates. But in Australia today, NEW MOON‘s midnight results were the highest grossing midnight screening since STAR WARS: EPISODE 3 (which garnered $1.2M USD in May 2005). NEW MOON played on 466 screens and grossed a phenomenal $1.6M.
On Wednesday, NEW MOON launched No. 1 in France with 488,000 admissions for its first day from 751 resulting with $4.36M on Day One — which is 4 times what TWILIGHT did (140,960 admissions and gross $1.15M).
Also Wednesday, NEW MOON grossed $2.7M in Italy from 625 screens in its first day of release, with screens still to report. Currently NEW MOON is the 3rd highest Wednesday opening ever in Italy behind HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE and HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX.
In Spain NEW MOON opened Wednesday with $2.2M from 652 screens. The 3rd best Wednesday opening day ever, just behind HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX and HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, and finally surpassing THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING.
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