'New Moon' rises on Box Office breaks other records

After breaking midnight record in its first day screening, "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" has topped the International box office chart: it took in $140.7M from 4024 theaters this weekend.

This puts the film in third place for all-time opening weekends, behind The Dark Knight ($158.4M) and Spider-Man 3 ($151.1M) and ahead of Pirates of the Caribbean ($135.6M). The film also hauled in $118.1M from 25 foreign countries for a worldwide total $258.8M.

In addition New Moon has now shattered several other records as well. It was the #1 biggest non-summer opening weekend of all time and the biggest ever box office opening for an independent film (and widest indie release in history). New Moon also broke the record for fastest to reach $100M, beating The Dark Knight and Spider-Man 3. Of the top 34 films with numbers released today, New Moon took in more than all the 33 others combined.

Will the love triangle Edward-Bella-Jacob work out for a long time?


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