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New Moon: Opening Weekend Box Office Tracking

twilightnewmoon-112209According to studio estimates, Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon grossed $140.7 million for the weekend, far exceeding initial Hollywood estimates of around $100 million and placing the film in the top three all-time for opening weekends:

  1. The Dark Knight – $158,411,483
  2. Spider-Man 3 – $151,116,516
  3. The Twilight Saga: New Moon – $140,700,000 (estimated)
  4. Shrek the Third – $121,629,270
  5. Spider-Man – $114,844,116

The weekend breakdown for New Moon goes as follows:

  • Friday: $72.7 million (includes $26.27 million from midnight screenings)
  • Saturday: $43.2  million
  • Sunday: $24.8 million (projected)

In all, ‘New Moon’ has broken three records this weekend: Best Midnight Opening, Best Single Day Opening and Best Friday Opening.  The film has done strong business overseas as well, grossing an estimated $118.1 million foreign for a worldwide cume of $258.8 million.