'New Moon' Week Two: Looking At The Numbers

FROM MTV.COM: Last Monday, the movie world was abuzz with talk of the "New Moon" box-office haul: $142.8 million domestically, when the final numbers came in — giving the "Twilight" sequel the third-biggest opening weekend ever.

Did that huge number presage box-office immortality for "New Moon"? Would the vampires and werewolves have enough staying power to rise to the level of the highest-grossing films in history, like "Titanic" and "The Dark Knight"? Last week, we suggested that the key to answering these questions would come after the second weekend. Now the numbers are in: $42.5 million from Friday through Sunday and $66 million when you factor in the entire five-day Thanksgiving holiday. What have we learned? With the indispensible help of BoxOfficeMojo.com, let's take a look.

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