New Moon Set To Rise Again
Box office fortune tellers, who were bitten badly last week when The Twilight Saga New Moon drew near-record crowds and nearly double the revenue of many of their forecasts, are sticking their necks out again and predicting that it will take a steep dive over the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Many of them are taking their cue from the original Twilight movie, which dropped 62 percent in its second weekend a year ago. But, as the Los Angeles Times , which optimistically predicted last week that New Moon would earn $90 million in its official U.S. debut (it wound up with $142.8 million), noted, after New Moon "blew away expectations ... few in Hollywood feel comfortable making predictions on how it will perform going forward. It's quite possible that the movie could beat industry predictions once again."