Twilight Sinks Its Teeth at the Box Office

Twilight Sinks Its Teeth at the Box Office

Summit Entertainment’s vampire film “Twilight” feasted on competitors this weekend, taking in an estimated $70.6 million to leave all competitors far behind, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Quantum of Solace,” the latest James Bond film from Sony and MGM, came in second over the weekend with $27.4 million, shaping a 10-day cumulative take of $109.5 million.

Across the industry, the overall weekend take of $169 million marked a 4% overall improvement over the same time frame last year, according to Nielsen EDI. That makes eight of the last nine weekends that overall industry takes have beaten year-over-year comparisons.

Below are Box Office totals for the weekend of November 21-23, 2008, from Nielsen EDI.

1 Twilight SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT $69,637,740 $69.6
2 Quantum of Solace SONY PICTURES $26,707,945 $108.8
3 Bolt WALT DISNEY STUDIOS $26,223,128 $26.2
4 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa PARAMOUNT $15,661,936 $137.1
5 Role Models UNIVERSAL $7,324,445 $48.1
6 Changeling UNIVERSAL $2,695,450 $31.7
7 High School Musical 3: Senior Year WALT DISNEY STUDIOS $2,049,144 $86.9
8 The Boy in The Striped Pajamas MIRAMAX $1,647,514 $2.6
9 Zack and Miri THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY $1,605,579 $29.2
10 The Secret Life of Bees FOX SEARCHLIGHT $1,264,991 $35.6
Source: The Hollywood Reporter / Nielsen EDI