The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report
has been updated with the full box office results of the top 12 films this weekend.
Summit Entertainment's Twilight
, an adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel, dominated the box office earning $69.6 million from 3,419 theaters. The opening marks the fifth-biggest ever for the month of November, surpassing this month's earlier releases Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
($63.1 million) and Quantum of Solace
($67.5 million), and trailing only 2004's The Incredibles
($70.5 million) and the three "Harry Potter" movies that opened this month - "Chamber of Secrets" ($88.4 million), "Sorcerer's Stone" ($90.3 million) and "Goblet of Fire" ($102.7 million). Directed by Catherine Hardwicke from a script by Melissa Rosenberg, the love story between a teenage girl and a vampire averaged an impressive $20,368 per location. The film, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Cam Cigandet, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone and Ashley Greene, was made for just $37 million.
Women accounted for three-quarters of the audience and 55 percent of viewers were under the age of 25, the studio said. With the strong opening of Twilight
, Summit this morning officially announced
the sequel, New Moon
Sony/MGM's Quantum of Solace
dropped 60.4% from its first weekend to second place, making $26.7 million for a total of $108.8 million. The James Bond film stayed dominant overseas for a fourth straight weekend, earning $40.6 million in 72 markets. "Solace" has reached $309 million overseas and among Bond movies trails only 2006's Casino Royale
, which grossed $430 million internationally. The 22nd James Bond film has earned $417.8 million worldwide compared to its budget of $200 million.
In third place, Walt Disney Pictures' new animated comedy adventure Bolt
earned $26.2 million from 3,651 theaters, an average of $7,182. The film features the voices of John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Diedrich Bader, Malcolm McDowell and Nick Swardson.
DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
added $15.7 million in the fourth spot to push its total to $137.1 million after three weeks. The sequel cost about $150 million to make.
Universal Pictures' Role Models
rounded out the top five with $7.3 million in its third weeked for a total of $48.1 million. The Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd comedy cost only $28 million to make.
for the full box office results of the top 12 films.