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"Twilight" movie sets record in first weekend

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LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- The vampire romance The Twilight Saga: New Moon sucked up a new record in its first weekend at the box office.

The movie, based on the hit novel series by Stephenie Meyer, brought in $140.7 million in its first three days and set an all-time high for its opening day sales with $72.7 million on Friday.

This broke the record of $67.2 million set by The Dark Knight in 2008.

Far behind the vampire flick was The Blind Side, a football drama that brought in $34.5 million.

Online reporting by Jamie Hersch

 

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