The Twilight Saga: New Moon has landed at the top of the UK box office with £11 million in ticket sales as well as at the top of the US box office.
The vampire sequel, that stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, has taken in more money on its opening weekend than Twilight did in its entire UK theatrical run.
Last week’s box office leader 2012 slipped down to second place, while A Christmas Carol, Harry Brown and Up complete the top five.
The top ten chart also saw new blood from entries from the latest Coen brothers film A Serious Man and Matt Damon’s corporate comedy The Informant!
The UK box office top five were…
1. (-) The Twilight Saga: New Moon - £11,683,158
2. (1) 2012 - £3,496,202
3. (2) A Christmas Carol - £2,224,044
4. (3) Harry Brown - £724,627
5. (4) Up - £642,134
The Top Five US Box Office this week weren’t all that different actually
1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
2. The Blind Side (2009)
3. 2012 (2009/I)
4. Planet 51 (2009)
5. A Christmas Carol (2009)