Twilight JokerDespite setting a new record for the highest US opening day gross in cinematic history with an impressive .7 million, The Twilight Saga: New Moon was only able to finish third in the rankings for biggest opening weekends. It managed to take a total of 0.7 million, which has only ever been bettered by Spider-Man 3 (1.1 million) and The Dark Knight (8.4 million).

In the USA New Moon is now expected to surpass Twilight’s entire domestic gross of 1.5 million by the end of the week, and with worldwide ticket sales totaling around 0 million it won’t be too long before New Moon overtakes it predecessor’s international gross of 1.5 million.

Top 10 at the US weekend box office:

  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon ““ $140.7M
  • The Blind Side ““ $34.5M
  • 2012 ““ $26.5M
  • Planet 51 ““ $12.6M
  • A Christmas Carol ““ $12.2M
  • Precious ““ $11M
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats ““ $2.77M
  • Couples Retreat ““ $1.95M
  • The Fourth Kind ““ $1.73M
  • Law Abiding Citizen ““ $1.61M