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

November 30, 2009 02:57:17 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.


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

  1. "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" - $42.5 million
  2. "The Blind Side" - $40.1 million
  3. "2012 (2009)" - $18.0 million
  4. "Old Dogs" - $16.8 million
  5. "A Christmas Carol (2009)" - $16.0 million
  6. "Ninja Assassin" - $13.1 million
  7. "Planet 51" - $10.2 million
  8. "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" - $7.1 million
  9. "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" - $7.0 million
  10. "The Men Who Stare at Goats" - $1.5 million

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posted by Twifan on Dec 05, 2009
Right the drop was expected Bella and Edward needed to show a very deep emotional connection for each other at the end which was totally missing the audience wait for the end for edward to come back and this is what we get well now we have some hopes on Eclipse please do not keep showing too much of Jacob its Bella and Edwards love story Jacob is not even a choice bella never even considers leaving Edward and going to Jacob.NM obivously did well becoz it is a sequel to such a good film TWILIGHT. Well another point why was Edward in a suit all thru out the movie he looked older all the Vampires looked older Catherine gave such good good and natural look to the cullens in Twilight. agreed Catherine should direct BD.
posted by Maya on Dec 05, 2009
Bella and Edward hardly showed a connection in the end of New Moon they needed to show how much they love each other,how they are addicted to each other and how badly they missed each other and well they cannot live without each other. . Chris W only concentrated on promoting Jacob. Finally its Bella and Edwards love story and how they over come all the obstacles in their life to be together Jacob is just one of the obstacles hope Summit remembers this . Hope Eclipse brings back Bella and Edwards magic created in twilight by Cathareine h . Well that Drop was expected New Moon is not a hit becoz of Chris Weitz its a hit becoz its the sequel of such a good film (Twilight). He cut short the end too much. I think they should try and get Cathereine back for BD.
posted by aninis on Nov 30, 2009
Well, that was expected.. :) still in global It will make more money than most of here named films

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