'New Moon' Kills at Box Office

New Moon is living up to the hype. The second film in The Twilight Saga had the third biggest opening weekend in film history.

According to box office totals released Sunday, Edward, Bella and Jacob's love story managed to gross $140.7 million during its first weekend in theaters, earning $72.7 million on its Friday opening day alone.

"I dare say in all the office pools, I don't think anyone had near this top gross," Summit Entertainment distribution president Richie Fay said.

New Moon came in just behind 2008's The Dark Knight, which earned $158.4 million in its first weekend, and 2007's Spider-Man 3, which raked in $151.1 million.

New Moon's totals dusted Twilight's numbers, which only earned $69.6 million in its first weekend. Wanna take bets that the third installment, Eclipse, which just finished filming, takes the crown from Batman once it's released?

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