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'New Moon' Drops 70 Percent in Ticket Sales, Still Tops Box Office

November 30, 2009 (2:57 am) GMT
Despite the big decline, the 'Twilight' sequel has managed to return to the first place after being beaten by 'The Blind Side' on Thanksgiving.

For the second straight weeks, "" 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 "" 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 "", which won over the -starring movie during Thanksgiving holiday. The football drama film took in $40.1 million in its second week. The Rolland Emmerich's apocalyptic movie "", 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 "", which has just been released on November 25. The comedy film starring and grossed approximately $16.8 million and landed the fourth spot. Sitting on the fifth place, in the meantime, was Disney's "" with $16.0 million intake.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for November 27-29:

  1. "" - $42.5 million
  2. "" - $40.1 million
  3. "" - $18.0 million
  4. "" - $16.8 million
  5. "" - $16.0 million
  6. "" - $13.1 million
  7. "" - $10.2 million
  8. "" - $7.1 million
  9. "" - $7.0 million
  10. "" - $1.5 million

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