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‘Eclipse’ rises to $82.5M over weekend

July 6, 2010


— “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” has risen to an $82.5 million haul over the long Fourth of July weekend and lifted its total to $175.3 million after just six days, according to studio estimates Monday.

The vampire romance from Summit Entertainment finished at No. 1 over the four-day weekend, despite a steep drop in its daily take after a $68.5 million start last Wednesday, the second biggest opening day ever.

Coming in second for the weekend with $53.2 million from Friday to Monday was Paramount’s action fantasy “The Last Airbender,” pushing its total to $70.5 million since opening Thursday. The movie did strong business despite terrible reviews.

Disney’s Pixar Animation blockbuster “Toy Story 3,” which had been No. 1 the two previous weekends, slipped to third place with $42.2 million, raising its domestic total to $301.1 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Monday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood .com.

  1. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” $82.5 million.

  2. “The Last Airbender,” $53.2 million.

  3. “Toy Story 3,” $42.2 million.

  4. “Grown Ups,” $26.5 million.

  5. “Knight and Day,” $14 million.

  6. “The Karate Kid,” $11.5 million.

  7. “The A-Team,” $4.3 million.

  8. “Get Him to the Greek,” $1.7 million.

  9. “Shrek Forever After,” $1.3 million.

  10. “Cyrus,” $1 million.


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