Friday, December 4, 2009

New Moon box office numbers for 12.4.09

The Twilight Saga - New Moon remained in the top spot on the international chart with $82.38 million on 8,292 screens in 52 markets for a total of $251.33 million internationally and $482.28 million worldwide. This includes a number of new markets for the film, but most were of the smaller variety. It did place first in Germany with $16.95 million on 703 screens, but that includes previews. On the other hand, it bombed in Japan, opening in fifth place with just $792,000 on 197 screens and was even worse in South Korea, debuting in eighth place with $129,000 on 47 screens over the weekend and $166,000 in total. As far as holdovers go, the film was surprisingly consistent at roughly 60% down in most major markets. This includes the U.K. where it was down 63% to $7.11 million on 504 screens; however, it still managed first place in that market, while it now has $33.57 million after just two weeks of release compared to the lifetime total of $16.31 million for its predecessor. It is important to note that Twilight was surprisingly weak in the U.K. compared to its box office performance in most major markets. That said, New Moon has topped the lifetime total of the earlier film in every single major market it opened in last weekend, which is an amazing feat. It has yet to open in only a few other markets, but unless the film cost a lot more to make than has been reported, it has already shown a sizeable profit.



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