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“Twilight: New Moon” Sucks The Life Out Of The Box Office

Overcoming universally bad reviews, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” opened even bigger than projected with an estimated $140.7 million in domestic grosses. That represented the third-best bow ever, after 2008’s “The Dark Knight” ($158.4 million) and 2007’s “Spider-Man 3” ($151.1 million).

The twelve estimated top producing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of Sunday, November 22, 2009 include:

1   The Twilight Saga: New Moon             140,700,000

2   The Blind Side                          34,510,000

3   2012                                    26,500,000

4   Planet 51                               12,600,000

5   Disney’s A Christmas Carol              12,230,000

6   Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’     11,007,500

7   The Men Who Stare At Goats              2,773,000

8   Couples Retreat                         1,951,680

9   The Fourth Kind                         1,730,400

10  Law Abiding Citizen                     1,615,000

11  Michael Jackson’s This Is It            1,575,000

12  Pirate Radio                            1,448,919

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