Weekend Box Office
1)Twilight $70.5 million.
2)Quantum of Solace $27.4 million
3)Bolt $27 million
4)Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $16 million
5)Role Models $7.2 million
6)Changeling $2.6 million
7)High School Musical 3: Senior Year $2 million
8)Zack and Miri Make a Porno $1.7 million
9)The Boy in the Striped Pajamas $1.6 million
10) The Secret Life of Bees $1.2 million
Twihards can rejoice. Their beloved Twilight franchise proved its worth cinematically this weekend, pulling in $70.5 million at the box office. That haul made it the number one film, and it was also enough for Summit Entertainment to greenlight the next film in the franchise, New Moon. Twilight currently holds the best opening weekend release for the fall, and it is a strong contender going into winter. It should hit $100 million by next weekend, which solidifies its credibility as a hit.
James Bond's latest adventure Quantum of Solace is also a solid hit. It took in another $27.4 million this weekend, placing it in the number two spot. That brings its cumulative grosses to $109 million, moving it up to number five in the category of all time James Bond money makers. Casino Royale still holds the number one spot with $167 million.
This weekend's only other major release was the new Disney animated film Bolt. It was nipping close at the heels of 007, bringing in a cool $27 million for third place. The film with the highest per screen average was Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, which took in $31,063 from its 32 theaters for a total of $994,000. After two weeks in limited release, the film has earned $1.6 million.
Next weekend is coming early in honor of Turkey Day. That's right, you don't have to wait until Friday for your new flick fix. Opening strong to do battle with the vampires of Twilight are a whole bunch of exciting holiday films. On the 26th, we will get Transporter 3, Milk, Last Chance Harvey, and the Baz Luhrmann epic Australia.