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'New Moon' Rises on Box Office, Breaks Other Records

November 23, 2009 (3:06 am) GMT
'The Twilight Saga's New Moon' has become the third biggest opening weekend and surpassed the previous November opening record for the fourth 'Harry Potter' film.

After breaking midnight record in its first day screening, "" has topped the North American box office chart. This weekend, the "" sequel grossed $142.8 million domestically, making it the third biggest opening weekend of all time. Internationally, the film earned an approximately $118.1 million from 25 foreign markets.

Still, the amount raked by the second installment of the vampire drama movies from local theaters in the opening weekend was lower than the $158 million bowed by "" and the $151 million summoned by 2007 "". Meanwhile, the third place initially belonged to "" with $136 million.

Though so, "New Moon" has surpassed the previous November opening record for "" which collected $101.4 million in its debut weekend. Moreover, it gathered almost exactly twice the opening weekend gross of the first film, "Twilight", which earned only $69.6 million in its first weekend almost a year ago.

Also blasting on this weekend box office was "", a drama movie starring , with $34.1 million intake. Last week champion "", meanwhile, only managed a second-place finish with $26.4 million haul.

Another newcomer, "", earned fourth place with $12.3 million. Following the animated movie was "". The 's holiday movie took in $12.3 million in its third week.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for November 20-22:

  1. "" - $ 142.8 million
  2. "" - $ 34.1 million
  3. "" - $ 26.4 million
  4. "" - $ 12.3 million
  5. "" - $12.3 million
  6. "" - $10.9 million
  7. "" - $2.8 million
  8. "" - $1.9 million
  9. "" - $1.7 million
  10. "" - $1.6 million
*UPDATE: When the final figures came out on Monday, November 23, "Law Abiding Citizen" dropped another slot to the eleventh. Hence, it swapped place with "This Is It", which now secured the tenth position on the chart.

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