Friday's box office estimates are in. The Twilight Saga: New Moon moved back into first place, taking in another $17.9M from 4042 locations with a per screen average of $4,429. This increases the film's domestic cumulative total to $206.1M through its first eight days of release. The current worldwide cumulative total is $338.2M. There have been no new international numbers all week so the actual total should be much higher when Summit releases updated figures tomorrow.We already raked in the best midnight numbers, 24 hour gross take numbers, and largest non summer opening of all time. So can we take in the largest gross ever?
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What's next? Of course, we'll continue adding to the tally each day both domestically and internationally. But the big question is, what about this weekend? Rival studios have pretty much thrown in the towel and industry experts all agree that nothing will topple Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: New Moon from the box office just yet. Media analysts agree. How will Disney's Old Dogs do battle with the werewolves? Will Warner Bros. Ninja Assassin fight off the vampires? Warner "should peel more than a few young males away from [New Moon's] largely female-driven fan frenzy," writes Carl DiOrio in The Hollywood Reporter. However, DiOrio notes that "many young girls are already heading back to the theater for repeat viewings" of New Moon.
Look for another #1 showing at the box office, with predictions of $60M being about average among analysts. Will they be proven wrong again?