After this weekend, the official numbers are in, and after its third weekend in theaters, New Moon has surpassed the $500,000 mark with approximately $570.1M.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon finished second in its third weekend, taking in an estimated $15.704M from 4124 locations with a per theater average of $3,808. This increases the films domestic cumulative total to $255.64M through its first 17 days of release. New Moon also took in an estimated $40.7M in foreign markets for an international total of $314.5M and a worldwide cumulative total of $570.1M.
It needs only $2.1M more to pass Star Trek’s $257.73M and make the top 5 domestic for 2009. Note that all the films in the top 5 opened in May-July. $21.62M will move New Moon past The Hangover into fourth place. $37.26M will move New Moon past Up into third place for the year. $46.36M will surpass Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to become the #2 film of 2009. At $15M per weekend it can easily finish second for the year.