'New Moon' opening weekend is the 3rd highest ever


The Twilight Saga: New Moon opened so strong with an amazing $72.7 million last Friday in the US.

It's actually the highest opening day receipts ever beating The Dark Knight's previous record of $67.2 million last year.

And for its weekend tally, New Moon's boxoffice receipts totaled $140.7 million, placing 3rd all-time highest opening weekend behingd The Dark Knight's $158.4 million in 2008 and Spider-Man 3's $151.1 million two years ago.

November 20-22, 2009

1. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," $140.7 million
2. "The Blind Side," $34.5 million
3. "2012," $26.5 million
4. "Planet 51," $12.6 million
5. "Disney's A Christmas Carol," $12.2 million
6. "Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' by Sapphire," $11 million
7. "The Men Who Stare at Goats," $2.8 million
8. "Couples Retreat," $2 million
9. "The Fourth Kind," $1.7 million
10. "Law Abiding Citizen," $1.6 million

The first Twilight movie shown exactly the same period last year only had $69.6 million opening weekend.

The 3rd Twilight entitled "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is scheduled for release in the middle of 2010.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, Mykiru.ph has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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