Actor Robert Pattinson, star of the new film The Twilight Saga: New Moon poses at the film's Los Angeles premiere November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Final box office figures for The Twilight Saga: New Moon showed the movie's ticket sales rising to $142.8 million from an estimated $140.7 million last weekend, the studio behind the film said on Monday.

New Moon opened on Friday as a sequel to last year's Twilight. It enjoyed the biggest opening weekend of 2009 and placed third for the top opening weekend ever behind last year's Batman movie The Dark Knight ($158 million) and 2007's Spider-Man 3 ($151 million).

New Moon also set a record on Friday for box office results from midnight screenings, with $26.3 million.

The film is from independent studio Summit Entertainment.