In what’s surely no surprise to anyone, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (review here) is already shattering box office records, leaving its predecessors Twilight and New Moon in the dust.
Box Office Mojo reports: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ripped into the record books with its midnight launch, grossing over $30 million at more than 4,000 theaters. That surpassed The Twilight Saga: New Moon’s previous benchmark of $26.3 million. Included in Eclipse’s sum was a new IMAX midnight milestone of over $1 million at 192 venues, topping Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’s $959,000.
Though it may have fewer screens than New Moon’s estimated 8,500 due to a more competitive market, Eclipse is packing more than enough showings to satisfy demand over the Independence Day holiday session, which will span six days, from Wednesday through Monday.
Check back after the holiday weekend to see how Eclipse fares in relation to Summit’s expectation for it to gross $150 million in its first six days, including $60 million for the Friday-to-Sunday period.
In David Slade’s Eclipse Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.
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