The vampire romance "Twilight" sucked out $70.6 million from its box office opening last weekend.
The director Catherine Hardwicke had also gained new reputation for that as she is now enjoying the biggest opening ever for a female director, ditching the previous standard of $41.1 million set by Mimi Leder's "Deep Impact" in 1998.
The film was made out Stephenie Meyer's novel of forbidden love between brooding vampire Edward Cullen and high schooler Bella Swan, and it was of the same name "Twilight" . And let's not forget that this was made possible by all the teenage girls who came out in their thousands to make it a BOX OFFICE hit. Summit Entertainment, which released "Twilight," announced during the weekend that it's going ahead with production of "New Moon," based on the second book in Meyer's internationally best-selling series. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will return as its star-crossed lovers, but whether Hardwicke will be at the helm again is still being determined.