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Box Office: Twilight Drains the Competition

Anticipating Twilight might just be this weekend's big box office winner, I asked you guys to ring in with some possible box office headline puns for the news this morning. Well, briggs313's suggestion in the post was awesome, so I went ahead and used it — thanks briggs313!

Twilight's debut on the big screen was a smash success, earning $70.6 million over the weekend and breaking several records. It has the honor of being the biggest debut ever "for a female director and also beats the $57 million debut of Sex and the City in May." The studio was so impressed with the buzz around the screen adaptation of the popular book that they went ahead and announced plans for the sequel, New Moon, on Saturday.

It seems Twilight sucked up all the young adult love, which may have contributed to the disappointing opening of Disney's Bolt over the weekend. The animated pup earned about $27 million and came in at No. 3, behind Quantum of Solace which had the No. 2 spot. The top five was rounded out by Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa in fourth place followed by Role Models in fifth.

Photo courtesy of Summit Entertainment

Adriall-Rose Adriall-Rose 8 years
they are thinking about merging booksd two and three to make the neext movie, i heard that over at justjared a few days ago.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I'm with cath...
yadiet yadiet 8 years
richkidblues richkidblues 8 years
I adore the books, im just finishing the 4th one, im stalling because i dont want it to end!! Im so excited to see the movie.
dlmslp dlmslp 8 years
looking forward to see what they do with new moon
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Really people said it sucked, I loved it and I've read the books. The movie was visually stunning and they got the characters dead on.
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
I picked up the Twilight book on Saturday at Walmart just because i'd heard so much about it and I finished it last night (Sunday) I am totally hooked. I'm runnign to a bookstore after work to pick up the second one... oh man I'm so hooked now.
letter2elise letter2elise 8 years
hope2be - It's hard to go to college when you are immortalized as a teenager. The younger they can start in school, the longer they can stay in a certain place before having to move on.
hope2be hope2be 8 years
Um, I know I'm pretty behind with 'Twilight,' but can someone tell me one thing...I've read the description, characters, and even plot lines...what I don't understand is: Why do these vampires go to..high school? I mean, I can imagine them attending colleges..but...high school..or are they going to college later? Thanks and sorry for the retarded question :D
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
wow he looks hot in that pic!
brindey brindey 8 years
Considering the budget, I didnt think it sucked at all. Ok.....not gonna lie......I loved it. And would totally see it again. Some of the effects were less than amazing, but still. The nature scenes were incredible.
hope2be hope2be 8 years
Hmm..I saw the movie stills online, they look v. v. good looking people, but may not watch it since many have said the movie sux. Will wait 'till it's a few years from now. :D
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Love the headline!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I have one. Twilight might have drained the competition, but it sucked.
briggs313 briggs313 8 years
Hehe thanks Buzz! Yeah clearly Twilight was going to dominate ... pumped for movie #2 - hopefully they'll get a bigger budget and it won't be as cheesy!!!
malzie89 malzie89 8 years
c-a-t-h c-a-t-h 8 years
::rolls eyes::
krae85 krae85 8 years
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm thrilled that they are making the 2nd book into a movie - and i hope that it means that the franchise will continue. there was such a cult following behind this one, and to be honest, i'm hooked and before saturday night i didn't care if i saw it or not. i'm going to see it again, and i can't wait for the next installations.
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