Twilight Draws Box Office Blood

Film gets year's fourth biggest premier
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 23, 2008 4:04 PM CST
75% of movie viewers were girls and women, and they ranked the film at A-.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) Twilight sucked the box office dry this weekend by banking nearly $71 million and claiming top spot, Entertainment Weekly reports. That makes it the best-grossing film by a female director and among the top 30 premieres of all time. Filling out the weekend's top five: Quantum of Solace, $27.4 million; Bolt, $27 million; Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, $16 million; and Role Models, $7.2 million.