The Official Numbers Are In

Nikki Finke breaks down how the success isn’t just limited to the US:

NEW MOON grossed $118.1 million from 6,681 prints in 25 markets in its first 5 days of release. That brought its worldwide gross to $258.8 million so far. A number of markets are still to report:”

Check out more from Nikki on Deadline Hollywood.

Larry From ProNetworks explains what this all means in language non-industry people can understand.


ACTUALS ARE IN: The final domestic box office numbers for this past weekend show that The Twilight Saga: New Moon took in $142.8M. This is the official tally which, including the actual number for Sunday, has been revised upward by $2.1M from the previously announced $140.7M. This also results in an increase in the per theater average from $34,965 to $35,497.

Here is the reason why this overall number is higher than the one reported by the industry yesterday. After the Saturday box office totals came in on Sunday morning, the studio estimated what Sunday would be and came up with a weekend projection. That is standard industry procedure. Of course, Sunday and weekend figures can only be estimated at that point. The actual Sunday numbers weren’t known until today (posted below). The actual numbers that come in on Monday are usually not too far off from the estimates made on Sunday. They usually adjust slightly up or down but are rarely far off. In this case, the number was underestimated, meaning that the percentage drop from Saturday to Sunday was smaller than anticipated and more people went to see New Moon than had been predicted. So the final number is revised upward by $2.1M. That may not sound like a lot, but think about this: of the top 90 films out this weekend, 83 made less than $2.1M.”

For more of Larry’s explanation on what the number mean, click here.


  1. That is awesome news! My family and I truly enjoyed New Moon… We were at our theater at 12:01 ready to watch 🙂 Happy to see the numbers so high already:) Everyone put so much hard work into making this movie… And they all did a wonderful job! Can’t wait to see how quickly New Moon climbs the list for Top Box Office Sales!

    • Rosalie's Pain says:

      I am so happy to hear New Moon did so well on its opening weekend. I’m just tired of hearing that crazy 13 year old girls made it happen. While the majority of the audience was a younger female crowd, it wasn’t just 13 year old girls. Also, I did not enjoy this movie as much as I enjoyed Twilight. I thought the acting was bad on this one and that it failed to capture the warmth of the book.

    • Just so yall know, you can go to to see New Moon online for free!

      • Dude don’t get me wrong but, this isnot right!!! I want to feel the full impact on the THEATER!!!! not on my pc screen!!!! If you want to screw it up, just go away & post it in another web site… Now I wonder what kind of person you are…

  2. This is just fantastic. The power of Twihards is amazing! And it truly was a beautiful movie. Kudos to everyone involved!!!!! Please Chris W. come back for BD.

    • I must say I agree. As of today I would love to see Chris come back for BD. He really did a great job keeping the movie close to the books. I also want to add I’m still very much looking forward to what David Slade will bring in Eclipse…maybe and hopefully we will love it even more.

  3. Way to go Twilighters! I’m really happy about this. I’m soon going to watch New Moon again. I’m so excited! I love Chris Weitz, and I hope he’ll come back for Breaking Dawn.

  4. Wow. I’m not surprised that NM is on its way to beating “Twilight”. I think the series has become even more popular and people just expected that NM would be an even better movie than “Twilight”. I only saw it once over the weekend, but I’ll definitely go back and watch it at least one more time.

  5. Soooooo…. why don’t they announce plans to green light Breaking Dawn? What are they waiting for?? I think $258.8 million is enough to make another movie or two….

  6. This could have been already mentioned on another post…but I was just curious…did anybody notice the book cover reference in New Moon? Catherine Hardwicke gave us a brief glance and the Twilight-apple in Edward’s hands in the first movie, but I think Chris showed us the New Moon ruffled tulip in an even more creative way.

    It was when Carlisle was stitching Bella’s arm. The camera zoomed in on an overhead shot that was directly looking down at the bowl of bloody gauze. The first time was nothing, but the second time was after he had set it on fire, and it literally, looked like three of the ruffled tulips inside of the bowl. Somebody tell me that saw it too?!?!

    • i am going to see it for the 3rd time this weekend so i’ll look for that!!! i was wondering if there was a important reason for them to show the bowl of burning gauze maybe thats it!! 🙂

  7. This is so awesome!! I saw it at Friday night at a midnight showing, Saturday and on Sunday. Today I took my brother to see it and I have plans to see it with my best friend back home when I visit in mid December! Loved it.


  8. Remember back in the “good” old days when people were screaming that Chris Weitz was going to screw this movie up!!!! Just goes to show how wrong we fans can be sometimes.

    Go Chris! He did an awesome job! I think he’d be great for Breaking Dawn, but the chances of that happening are slim to none. They usually do different directors with each movie in a series.

  9. Mandy Riley says:

    woo hoo. movie was rocking. great acting, visual effects, chemistry between the characters. top notch … wnderful…meet ALL i was hoping for. now bring on the rest of the movies. this just got our mouths wet. lol

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