Like an unstoppable disease, the unfathomably popular tween-friendly vampire shagging soap opera New Moon
continues its unrestrained dominance of both the U.S and worldwide box office, proving to the disappointment and irritation of all that it wasn't just a one-week flash in the pan.
This past week, New Moon
has managed to scam $42 million worth of pocket money, bringing its total up to a whopping $230 million in just one week. In the worldwide market, the last week saw a massive gross as the worthless flick opened in number one across Europe, earning $81.5 million. Top countries include the UK ($31.5 million), France ($28 million), Australia ($23 million), Italy ($23 million) and Germany ($18 million). The total worldwide gross is a staggering $473.7 million in one week!
If you still haven't decided how painful this film is, check out the trailer, which displays all the moments from the final ten minutes of this cinematic abortion:
Sandra Bullock's latest picture The Blind Side
, where a rich white woman takes pity on a poor black boy, is still holding strong in second place. The picture grossed $40 million this weekend, with a U.S total of $100 million since release one week ago. Incredibly, The Blind Side
managed to out-gross New Moon
Roland Emmerich's technically brilliant if slightly empty diaster movie 2012
is still clinging onto third place, making $18 million, totalling $138 million.
The highest placing new release of the week was Disney's Old Dogs
in fourth place with $16 million over the weekend. The Robin Williams/ John Travolta family comedy about two old men suddenly placed in charge of children opened on Wednesday and has so far made $24 million.
Robert Zemeckis' retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
with Jim Carrey in terrifying dead-eye-o'vision clings on in fifth place, raking in $16 million, totalling at $105 million.
The second highest new entry this week is the looks-so-bad-it-must-be-great Ninja Assassin
, earning $13 million this weekend and totalling $21 million, in sixth place.
Seventh goes to Planet 51
, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. The sci-fi comedy earned $10 million over the weekend, with $28 million in the bank so far.
In eighth is the uplifting family story of plight, abuse and hardship Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
. The gritty story of 1980's Harlem life saw in an impressive $7 million over the weekend and totals at $32 million.
Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr Fox
finally saw the end of its limited release and immediately jumped from twenty fourth to ninth, bagging $7 million and totalling at $10 million.
Rounding out the top ten is the George Clooney/ Ewan McGregor-led The Men Who Stare At Goats
, a comedy about psychic warriors in the army. It made $1.5 million over the weekend, with a total of $30 million.
Just missing the top ten is the brilliant-looking Viggo Mortensen starrer The Road
with $1.5 million, totalling $2 million total. More people need to watch this film, it looks fantastic.
Most impressively of all, Disney's new (old?) cartoon The Princess and the Frog
opened in eighteenth with a weekend gross of $712,000. The total strikes at just over $1 million. Why is this so impressive, you ask? Well, the movie only opened in two theatres
, one in New York, the other in LA!