Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart set the Wednesday opening record with Twilight: Eclipse
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Yesterday, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE managed to break the record for highest Wednesday opening of all time with a whopping $68.5 million, besting the mark set by TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, which managed only $62 million. By my count, this marks the third record the film has broken after opening in the most screens and bringing in the most ticket sales for a midnight showing. So the real question is whether or not it can continue the streak and break the highest weekend box office record opening, which is currently held by THE DARK KNIGHT with $158 million. I wouldn’t put that one out of reach, but I doubt it will come close to AVATAR’s all-time box office mark considering TWILIGHT: NEW MOON dropped off pretty heavily after its first weekend. It should also be noted that New Moon actually had a better opening day with $72.7 million, although that film didn’t open on a Wednesday.
So, it keeps getting crazier and crazier when it comes to anything Twilight related. As you know, the film stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed and Dakota Fanning.