'New Moon' Drops 70 Percent in Ticket Sales, Still Tops Box Office
For the second straight weeks, "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" became the champion of North American box office. The second installment of the vampire drama film series collected an estimated $42.5 million over the last weekend or 70% less than the previous week haul of $142.8 million.
Internationally, the "Twilight" sequel has grossed $243 million on its first ten days. Speaking about the film's achievement, Richard Fay, the president of domestic distribution for Summit, said "the movie continued to do strong repeat business from mostly teenage girls who are fans of the movies and books, and it was able to expand its audiences to include older women."
Following "New Moon" was "The Blind Side", which won over the Kristen Stewart-starring movie during Thanksgiving holiday. The Sandra Bullock football drama film took in $40.1 million in its second week. The Rolland Emmerich's apocalyptic movie "2012 (2009)", meanwhile, dropped 31.8% in ticket sales with $18.0 million and secured the third place.
Making a quite impressive work on this weekend box office was "Old Dogs", which has just been released on November 25. The comedy film starring John Travolta and Robin Williams grossed approximately $16.8 million and landed the fourth spot. Sitting on the fifth place, in the meantime, was Disney's "A Christmas Carol (2009)" with $16.0 million intake.
Top Ten Movies at Box Office for November 27-29:
- "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" - $42.5 million
- "The Blind Side" - $40.1 million
- "2012 (2009)" - $18.0 million
- "Old Dogs" - $16.8 million
- "A Christmas Carol (2009)" - $16.0 million
- "Ninja Assassin" - $13.1 million
- "Planet 51" - $10.2 million
- "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" - $7.1 million
- "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" - $7.0 million
- "The Men Who Stare at Goats" - $1.5 million
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