New Moon eclipses Twilight, but is fading

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

The Twilight Saga: New Moon officially eclipsed its predecessor, Twilight, at the box office over the Thanksgiving weekend, raising its total domestic gross to $230.7 million after just 10 days of release, BoxOfficeMojo reported.

Twilight, by contrast, grossed $192.8 million domestically over its complete run.

The news wasn't all good for New Moon: As expected, its audience dropped a whopping 70 percent from its record-setting opening weekend, but it nevertheless took in enough money from fans to top the weekend box office.

2012 remained in third place but was fading fast in its third weekend of release, with a total of $138.8 million.

The Road, meanwhile, opened in limited release in only 111 theaters, taking in a total of $2 million, a respectable tally given its small release. It goes wider soon.