Jaws are dropping all over Hollywood: The Twilight Saga: New Moon, an inexpensive sequel from a three-year-old independent studio, sold a supernatural $140.7 million (all figures U.S.) in tickets over the weekend in North American theatres.
Based on the second of Stephenie Meyer's four teenage vampire books, the movie was expected to be an immediate blockbuster. But box office prognosticators had the outcome closer to $100 million. The first movie, Twilight, sold $70 million in its first weekend.
Meanwhile, Michael Ignatieff is surely hoping this is rock bottom.
A new public opinion survey shows support for the Liberals has slipped to 23 per cent – well back of the 38 per cent support for the front-running Conservatives.
The survey was taken from Nov. 14 to Nov. 16, which is before news broke this week regarding the treatment of Afghan detainees.
It shows the Conservatives are essentially at the same level of support, 37.6 per cent, they received in the 2008 election, while the Liberals under Mr. Ignatieff are now three points lower than the 26.2 per cent the party received in 2008 under previous leader Stéphane Dion.
Support for the NDP has remained constant at 17 per cent this fall, which is one point below the party’s 2008 results.
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