Summit Entertainment’s Twilight, an adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel, dominated the box office earning an estimated $70.5 million from 3,419 theaters. The opening marks the fourth-biggest ever for the month of November, surpassing this month’s earlier releases Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ($63.1 million) and Quantum of Solace ($67.5 million), plus 2004’s The Incredibles ($70.467 million), and trailing only the three Harry Potter movies that opened this month - Chamber of Secrets ($88.4 million), Sorcerer’s Stone ($90.3 million) and Goblet of Fire ($102.7 million). Directed by Catherine Hardwicke from a script by Melissa Rosenberg, the love story between a teenage girl and a vampire averaged an impressive $20,636 per location. The film, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Cam Cigandet, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone and Ashley Greene, was made for just $37 million.
Source: Coming Soon