New Moon Drops Almost 70% in Second Weekend Box Office

Celebrity News Nov. 29, 2009 AT 3:24PM
New Moon Drops Almost 70% in Second Weekend Box Office Credit: Fotonoticias/WireImage ; Jim Spellman/WireImage

This weekend, Team Sandra almost overtook Teams Edward and Jacob at the box office.

Before they were New Moon stars: see the before-and-after photos!

After a record-breaking opening weekend, New Moon's ticket sales dropped nearly 70% from Friday to Sunday, taking in $42.5 million. The bigger surprise was its competition: Sandra Bullock's The Blind Side grossed more, not less, in its second weekend, with a $40.1 million gross and a 20% increase.

What'd they wear? Check out the cast of New Moon hit the red carpet

Eonline reports that New Moon's 70% dip is the steepest second-weekend drop ever. Still, the sequel's total box office now stands at $230.7 million in the U.S. -- and $473.7 million worldwide.

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Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight saga, comes out June 30, 2010.

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