'New Moon' beats 'Twilight box office, still on the rise

Looks like Stephenie Meyer has been a very good girl this year. As the holiday season officially kicked off, Santa rewarded the Twilight Saga author with a $230.7 million box office for New Moon, the second movie adaptation of her vampire series. Despite a 70 percent dropoff in ticket sales since the Nov. 20 opening, the Sunday morning domestic figures still put Moon far ahead of the entire $192 million domestic run of last year's Twilight.

These are pretty hefty numbers and show that we'll be seeing more of the craze for a few more years. So for those of you still hoping for the demise of the glittering vamp franchise, resistance is futile.

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