TWILIGHT sequel New Moon has taken £�1million before even being released - as the fastest advance-selling film of the year.
Odeon and UCI cinemas reported that it had already sold 143,000 tickets.
The movie, starring ROBERT PATTINSON as vampire Edward Cullen and KRISTEN STEWART as lovelorn student Bella Swan, goes on national release on Friday.
Gosh, aren't we lucky people to be offered years and years worth of a vegetarian vampire who twinkles.
But then no one has ever accused Hollywood of not going for the easy money. If the Twilight books are selling (and if the author is holed up somewhere churning out more) then as long as people keep buying tickets for things like New Moon then the studio will keep pumping out the product.
As with Rocky and Harry Potter, (and in earlier times, the "Road to" movies) that's just the way that the place works.