New Moon retains North American box office top spot
Twilight sequel New Moon retained the North American box office top spot for a second week, according to preliminary figures.
The second adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s phenomenally successful books took in 42.5 million dollars over the weekend, bringing the movie’s two-week earnings to 230.7 million.
Only The Dark Knight (158.4 million) and Spider-Man 3 (151.1 million) have had more successful openings.
The New Moon release weekend earnings were considered particularly impressive because the film was released in November, outside of the traditional summer blockbuster season.
Stephenie Meyer was born on the 24th of December 1973 in Hartford, Connecticut. The unusual spelling of her name came from her father, Stephen (+ ie). Her favourite authors/biggest influences are Orson Scott Card, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Maeve Binchy, Charlotte Bronte, Daphne DuMaurier, L.M. Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Eva Ibbotson, William Goldman, Douglas Adams, Janet Evanovich.