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PostSubject: 'Twilight: Eclipse' breaks midnight opening box office record   Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:44 pm




"Twilight: Eclipse" is being herald by critics as the best "Twilight Saga" movie yet -- and so far, the box office numbers reflect the same.

In its midnight release June 30, "Eclipse" grossed over $30 million on its 4000+ screens, which surpasses "Twilight: New Moon's" previous highwater mark of $26.2 million. It also beat the previous IMAX benchmark set by "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" -- "Eclipse" took in over $1 million at IMAX theaters to "Transformers's" $959,000.

However, according to Box Office Mojo, "Eclipse" is not likely to, ahem, eclipse "New Moon's" opening weekend total of $142.8 million due to factors like a more competitive weekend movie market and burning off demand via Wednesday and Thursday screenings.

But who knows -- it still could top "New Moon." We won't know "Eclipse's" final weekend numbers until Tuesday, July 6. Zap2it's own Rick Porter thinks it could top $200 million by then.

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PostSubject: Re: 'Twilight: Eclipse' breaks midnight opening box office record   Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:18 pm



The Twilight Saga: Eclipse drained more of its opening day demand with its midnight opening than The Twilight Saga: New Moon did. Despite setting the midnight record with over $30 million, Eclipse's full day came in at an estimated $68.5 million, falling short of New Moon's $72.7 million record ($26.3 million of which from its midnight launch). Playing on approximately 8,000 screens at an opening-record 4,416 locations, Eclipse still had a phenomenal debut, setting two other records. The vampire romance sequel boasted the largest Wednesday gross of all time, surpassing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen's $62 million. It also logged the top-grossing summer day ever, surpassing The Dark Knight's $67.2 million. Overall, Eclipse posted the second highest-grossing single day of all time, behind only its predecessor. The last time June 30 landed on Wednesday and Independence Day landed on Sunday was in 2004. That's when Spider-Man 2 established the record for that holiday. It made $40.4 million on its Wednesday opening, »

Found at: http://www.imdb.com/news/ni3113650/

Full article at: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=2845
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PostSubject: Re: 'Twilight: Eclipse' breaks midnight opening box office record   Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:28 pm

One box office record has fallen, but another remains. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" took off for a massive $68.5 million start on Wednesday. That figure breaks the previous Wednesday record-holder, last year's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen which made $62 million, but falls short of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon's" single day record of $72 million set this past November. It did however, also break the single-day summer record set by "The Dark Knight" in 2008 ($67.2 million). "Eclipse" will next try to break the 3, 4, 5 and 6-day records set by "The Dark Knight" for total box office on its »

Found at: http://www.imdb.com/news/ni3113676/

Full article at: http://www.hitfix.com/articles/2010-7-1-box-office-the-twilight-saga-eclipse-takes-down-transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-s-wednesday-record

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PostSubject: Re: 'Twilight: Eclipse' breaks midnight opening box office record   Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:18 pm

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse blanketed the foreign marketplace this weekend and put up huge numbers. Shrek Forever After expanded in to a handful of major markets and tallied its largest foreign weekend yet, while Toy Story 3 and Knight & Day saw standard declines without adding any major markets. Since opening Wednesday, Eclipse has earned a massive $104.6 million from 42 territories. This is down from New Moon's $132.1 million opening, though New Moon initially launched in more major markets. Russia led the way with an estimated $15 million, easily topping New Moon's $9 million opening there. Australia followed with $10.9 million, which qualified as one of the top ten openings ever there. Eclipse also earned $10.5 million at 720 theaters in Spain (including $5 million from preview screenings) and $9.9 million at 700 locations in Italy. In Australia, Spain and Italy, Eclipse was down from New Moon. Other noteworthy openings included $10.6 million in Brazil, $8.4 million in Mexico, and a »

Found at: http://www.imdb.com/news/ni3171066/

full article at: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=2851
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