Saturday, September 18, 2010
'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' hits $300 million in domestic sales
Finally, the day has come where The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has hit $300 million on the domestic front, per Gossip Cop. While the site notes that Summit Entertainment has not yet confirmed those figures, and Box Office Mojo does not show the same information yet, GC reports that "The film has now earned more than $300 million in North America" becoming "the fourth release to cross the $300M threshold in 2010, joining Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland and Iron Man 2."
Eclipse was re-released to more than 1,000 theaters last weekend for a birthday celebration event for "Bella Swan," the series' main character.
It had already surpassed predecessor The Twilight Saga: New Moon in domestic sales (though its opening week trailed just behind New Moon) back in August of this year, but the $300 million milestone was, until today, always just over the horizon for Eclipse.
Eclipse pulled in over $120 million in just three days, and it set the record for widest release for number of theaters and enjoyed the widest Wednesday release ever. It also took New Moon's record for biggest midnight opening.