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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Takes a Bite Out of Thanksgiving

Published November 30, 2009 in Box Office
By Ryan Parsons | Images property of Summit Entertainment, Variety
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While we here in the States enjoyed Turkey, Turducken or some other feast over the weekend, Summit Entertainment just laid back and watch their earnings grow on The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Entering its second frame, the sequel grossed an estimated $66 million over the five-day holiday.

Thanksgiving Box Office Report

Of the $66 million, $42.5 million came from the weekend. The female-fueled franchise saw a steep decline of 70% in its second frame, which is actually not too shabby considering how well the film did during its opening bow. Taking the holiday into account and ticket sales overseas, the film has so far earned a whopping $474.7 million worldwide; already eclipsing numbers posted by Twilight during its entire theatrical run.

But that doesn't mean that New Moon was safe from competition. Warner Bros' true sports drama, The Blind Side, came close to taking the top spot over the weekend with $40.1 million over the weekend and $57.5 million over the five-day. What's even more impressive is that this film was also enjoying it's second frame, and actually saw an increase in ticket sales. The film already earned $34.5 million last week.

Thanks most in part to these two films, the weekend box office was up 15% over last year.

Okay, okay, I can't forget Old Dogs. Though the film's average grade is F-, the comedy still saw $24.1 million in ticket sales over the five days, proving that John Travolta and Robin Williams still have draw.

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