Wednesday, 25 November 2009

New Moon Soars to New Heights: Canadian, North American & UK Box Office November, 2009 Weekend

The Twilight Saga: New Moon topples the box office this week, landing in the #1 spot in North America, Canada and the UK. It also became the #1 opening weekend for 2009 in North America ($142.84M USD) and Canada ($10.M CAD) knocking out Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen from back in June. Although The Twilight Saga: New Moon took and impressive £11.6M in the UK, it did not topple the record of the biggest weekend of the year which says with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at £19.7M.

Other records broken by The Twilight Saga: New Moon include had the biggest midnight screening ($26.3 million) and biggest opening screening ($72.7 million). It also sits at #3 for the highest grossing opening ever ($142.8 million), behind The Dark Knight and Spider-Man 3. In North American and Canada it had the biggest weekend box office for 2009.

All of that considered, it's impressive that other new films also did well this weekend including The Blind Side and Planet 51. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire landed the #13 spot in Canada which is pretty good for a limited release.

Top 20 Movies in Canada for the November 20, 2009 weekend
1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon *
2. 2012 *
3. The Blind Side
4. Disney's A Christmas Carol
5. Planet 51 *
6. Law Abiding Citizen
7. The Men Who Stare at Goats
8. The Metropolitan Opera: Aida
9. Paranormal Activity
10. Couples Retreat
11. Pirate Radio
12. Michael Jackson's This Is It
13. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire *
14. An Education
15. The Fourth Kind
16. Astro Boy
17. Kurbaan *
18. Where the Wild Things Are
19. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
20. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

Top 20 Movies in North America for the November 20, 2009 weekend
1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon *
2. The Blind Side *
3. 2012
4. Planet 51 *
5. Disney's A Christmas Carol
6. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
7. The Men Who Stare at Goats
8. Couples Retreat
9. The Fourth Kind
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Michael Jackson's This Is It
12. Pirate Radio
13. Paranormal Activity
14. An Education
15. Where the Wild Things Are
16. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
17. The Box
18. A Serious Man
19. Astro Boy
20. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans *

Top 10 Movies in the UK for the November 20, 2009 weekend
1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon *
2. 2012
3. A Christmas Carol
4. Harry Brown
5. Up
6. Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. The Men Who Stare at Goats
8. A Serious Man *
9. The Fourth Kind
10. The Informant! *

* indicates opening weekend in noted location, red text indicates Canadian film release

Source: Canada & North America info, UK info

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