Holy crap! New Moon earns $140.7M for best opening of year

The Twilight Saga: New Moon took in a whopping $140.7 million at the box office in its Nov. 20 weekend debut, the highest-grossing movie opening of the year so far and the third-best opening weekend ever, just behind The Dark Knight and Spider-Man 3, BoxOfficeMojo.com reported.

That's a lot of Twi-hards.

The Thursday midnight shows actually outdrew Dark Knight, indicating that New Moon was on its way to becoming a big hit.

New Moon shattered the records for opening day ($72.7 million) and midnight showings ($26.3 million).

So who are these people?

Distributor Summit Entertainment's exit polling indicated that 80 percent of the audience were female and 50 percent were under 21 years old, which means the sequel skewed more female and younger than the first Twilight.

This means that 20 percent were males, and that half of them were over 21. Who are you guys?

Oh, there were other movies in theaters this weekend as well. 2012 dropped 59 percent to an estimated $26.5 million, lifting its total to $108.2 million in 10 days. Roland Emmerich's previous movie, The Day After Tomorrow, had grossed $128.5 million by the same point.

Disney's A Christmas Carol, meanwhile, also took a sizable hit in its third weekend, with an estimated $12.2 million for a total of $79.8 million in 17 days.

Did you see New Moon? Did you like it? And are you a guy older than 21?

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