Posted November 25, 2009 by Larry RichmanNOTE: Previous box office totals for The Twilight Saga: New Moon are posted HERE.
What’s next? Of course, we’ll continue adding to the tally each day both domestically and internationally. But the big question is, what about next weekend? Rival studios have pretty much thrown in the towel and industry experts all agree that nothing will topple Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon from the box office just yet. Media analysts agree. How will Disney’s Old Dogs do battle with the werewolves? Will Warner Bros. Ninja Assassin fight off the vampires? Warner “should peel more than a few young males away from [New Moon’s] largely female-driven fan frenzy,” writes Carl DiOrio in The Hollywood Reporter. However, DiOrio notes that “many students and adults will have Friday off, and many young girls are already heading back to the theater for repeat viewings” of New Moon.
Look for another #1 showing at the box office, with predictions of $60M being about average among analysts. Will they be proven wrong again?
UPDATE 1:00 PM FRIDAY 11/26:
Thursday’s box office estimates are in. The Twilight Saga: New Moon took in another $9.2M from 4042 locations with a per screen average of $2286 to kick off the four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend. This increases the film’s domestic total to $188.2M through its first seven days of release. The current worldwide total is $320.3M. There have been no new international numbers all week so the actual total should be much higher when Summit releases updated figures this Sunday.
With just a few million to go to reach Twilight’s total domestic box office take of $192,769,854, after today’s numbers come in New Moon will have made more in eight days than Twilight did in its entire 147-day run from November 21, 2008 to April 2, 2009. Although the film was toppled from first place on Thursday by Warner Bros.’ football-themed The Blind Side with $9.5M, New Moon is expected to take the weekend.
UPDATE 3:00 PM THURSDAY 11/26:
Wednesday’s box office estimates are in. The Twilight Saga: New Moon took in another $14.3M from 4024 locations with a per screen average of $3,554. This increases the film’s domestic total to $179M. The current worldwide total is $311.1M.