LOS ANGELES - Audiences found the vampire romance "Twilight" infectious in its opening weekend, pushing the movie to a take of $70.6 million.

Catherine Hardwicke's film also enjoyed the biggest opening ever for a female director, blowing away the previous standard of $41.1 million set by Mimi Leder's "Deep Impact" in 1998.

Drawing from its huge fan base of teenage girls, who fell for Stephenie Meyer's novel of forbidden love between brooding vampire Edward Cullen and bookish high schooler Bella Swan, "Twilight" made a whopping $20,636 per theater, according to Sunday morning estimates.

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Save money on your dinner bill

By maris and chin2

Dining out can get expensive -- especially when you have five mouths to feed. But a family's got to eat! Financial expert Farnoosh Torabi shares her advice for cutting that restaurant check in half.

BYOB: bring your own beverage. Pick up a bottle of wine at a liquor store before heading to dinner and you could save up to 100 percent of the restaurant's price on the bottle. Restaurants often mark up wine by over 100 percent. (Note: Some establishments may charge a "corkage fee," usually around $10-$15, for allowing you to bring in your own vino -- but in most cases, you'll still save.) Find the Perfect Bottle of Wine with these tips from Real Simple.

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NEW YORK – Thousands of revelers dressed as everything from goblins to pizza slices turned out Friday for Greenwich Village's Halloween parade, reveling in a tradition equal parts spookiness and spoof.

But real-world concerns intruded a bit on the fanciful festivities, billed as the nation's biggest Halloween celebration. The ongoing financial crisis scared at least seven major parade sponsors into pulling their support, and even some spectators scaled back.

Michael Whalen wanted to dress as the vampire Lestat. But Whalen instead donned a costume he could create cheaply: "Born in the U.S.A."-era Bruce Springsteen, in white T-shirt and blue jeans, carrying a cardboard guitar.

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