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By / 11.23.09


(It was all a Three’s Company-esque misunderstanding.)

Powered by adolescent fantasy and whipped cream straight from the dispenser, Twilight Saga: New Moon had one of the biggest, fattest opening weekends of all time.

  • Fattest opening day: $72.7 million
  • Heaviest total from midnight showings: $26.3 million
  • Most obese opening weekend of 2009: $140.7 million
  • Third-most porcine opening weekend of all time behind The Dark Knight ($158.411 million) and Spider-Man 2 ($151.116)

*puts down thesaurus, whistles innocently*
No doubt benefiting from a “Twilight bump”, number two The Blind Side made $34.5 million, because as everyone knows, if the sparkly vegetarian vampires are sold out, the next best thing is Sandra Bullock teaching a black kid to pass block. Blind Side‘s opening would’ve been good enough for number one on most weekends, and actually set the record for “highest-grossing sports drama opening” of all time.  Tough luck, Coach Carter, we’re going to have to forget you ever existed again.

Film Weekend Per Screen Total
1 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $140,700,000 $34,965 $140,700,000
2 The Blind Side $34,510,000 $11,096 $34,510,000
3 2012 $26,500,000 (-59.4%) $7,776 $108,221,000
4 Planet 51 $12,600,000 $4,152 $12,600,000
5 A Christmas Carol $12,230,000 (-45.2%) $3,418 $79,791,000
6 Precious $11,008,000 (+87.4%) $17,501 $21,403,000
7 The Men Who Stare at Goats $2,773,000 (-52.7%) $1,349 $27,624,000
8 Couples Retreat $1,952,000 (-53.1%) $1,140 $105,001,000
9 The Fourth Kind $1,730,000 (-62.4%) $1,050 $23,343,000
10 Law Abiding Citizen $1,615,000 (-57.5%) $1,217 $70,027,000

[via CHUD, BoxOfficeMojo]


TAGSbox officeNEW MOONSANDRA BULLOCKTHE BLIND SIDETwilightTWILIGHT SAGA NEW MOON

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