“Twilight” trampled the competition, most notably “Bolt,” an expensive animated film from the Walt Disney Company. That movie, featuring the voices of John Travolta and Miley Cyrus and overseen by the Pixar co-founder John Lasseter, sold a disappointing $27 million in tickets.
Disney had hoped “Bolt” would signal a clear turnaround at its storied animation department, which has labored mightily in recent years. The company says it still thinks it can eventually put “Bolt” in the win column. “Word of mouth should bode well over the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond,” said Heidi Trotta, a studio spokeswoman.
In second place, behind “Twilight,” at the box office was “Quantum of Solace,” the latest James Bond installment (from MGM and Sony Pictures). It sold $27.4 million in tickets for a new domestic total of $109.5 million. “Bolt” had to settle for third place, with “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (DreamWorks Animation) in the fourth position with $16 million ($137.4 million).
Source: New York Times