Glittery, angst-filled "neuvo-vamps" beat James Bond in the box office this weekend and Summit Entertainment has their first hit movie.
"Twilight" (our review here) exceeded projections for its opening weekend and on the strength of that, Summit Entertainment has decided to push their luck and announce a sequel to the film, called "New Moon."
However, I still believe that the numbers for this weekend are over-inflated by the crazed, love-struck teen girls (and a few guys who secretly wish they were) that make up the "Twilight" fan base. Now that all the fangeeks have had their fill of Robert Pattinson's pale-faced vamp, the real barometer for the franchise will be in the numbers it produces next weekend. And with Baz Luhrmann's "Austrailia" opening on Thanksgiving, I'm guessing Twilight's fall from its lofty perch is going to be a big one.
Mark my words: Twilight's numbers will drop at least 40% next weekend. Go ahead and quote me. I'm guessing I'll be right on this.
In the meantime, here's the top ten numbers for this weekend.
1 (new) Twilight $70,553,000
2 (1) Quantum of Solace $27,400,000
3 (new) Bolt $27,000,000
4 (2) Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $16,000,000
5 (3) Role Models $7,228,785
6 (5) The Changeling $2,643,280
7 (4) High School Musical 3: Senior Year $2,006,000
8 (6) Zack and Miri Make a Porno $1,700,000
9 (19) The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas $1,673,000
10 (8) The Secret Life of Bees $1,275,000