Numbers here. Big numbers.
You might have noticed a little movie called New Moon. It's a sequel to teen-vampire romance Twilight. In three days it pulled in $142 million dollars. To give you some perspective, hugely expensive sci-fi apocalyptoloosa 2012 (#3) has earned $108 million in 10 days.
The number 2 spot is taken up by Sanda Bullock Oscar-bait The Blind Side, which debuted at $34 mil. This is pretty good, and I suspect it benefitted from being the next choice of people who showed up for showings of New Moon after it sold out.
Other new movie in the top ten, Planet 51, does allright at #4 with $12 million. Meh.
Waaaaay down at the bottom of the list, a drama called The Stoning of Soraya M. It made $93 bucks on one screen. Amusingly, it's from a company called Roadside Attractions. They'd have done better just travelling around, setting up on a roadside, and actually stoning someone. Maybe the cast of the movie! A gig's a gig.