Midnight "Twilight" Showings Sell Out
Posted on Fri Nov 21, 2008 08:22 AM PDT

Twilight TwilightOpen200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - More than a thousand midnight screenings of the teen vampire movie "Twilight" sold out Friday morning.

In Los Angeles, pairs of tickets were hawked for upwards of $50 on Craigslist. On Facebook, members were planning their opening-night wardrobe.

Many theater owners said they were adding additional showtimes - some as late as 2:45 a.m. Friday - to meet the demand for tickets.

"Twilight" currently represents more than 94 percent of all weekly ticket sales on the Fandango's Internet ticket broker's Web site.

"It's our fastest ticket-seller since 'The Dark Knight,'" Rick Butler, chief operating officer of Fandango, said in a statement.

"The impressive advance ticket sales are clearly the result of the growing Internet buzz from the novel's online fans. There are so many moviegoers staying up late to see the movie at midnight that 'Twilight' might single-handedly boost coffee sales on Friday morning."

Hollywood experts expect the film to bring in upwards of $60 million dollars in its first weekend of release.