New Moon Approaches $200 Million In One Week
The Twilight Saga New Moon continued to pile up weekend-like ticket sales on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday, it raked in $10.5 million; on Tuesday, $11.3 million, and on Wednesday -- even with many theaters featuring new films -- it added another $14.3 million. By the time Thanksgiving dawned, it had already earned $179 million -- in just six days. Of the Wednesday openers, Warner Bros.' Ninja Warriors proved to be the biggest money-maker, although its $3.3-million take was unimpressive. It edged out the John Travolta/Robin Williams/Seth Green comedy Old Dogs , which looked mighty shaggy with $3.1 million. And Wes Anderson's animated The Fantastic Mr. Fox , which went into wide release after two weeks in a handful of theaters, took in a far-from-fantastic $1.1 million.