LOS ANGELES -- "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is waning at the box office but still has gotten off to a blockbuster start with $161 million in its first five days.
The third chapter in the vampire romance fell off sharply after
debuting last Wednesday with $68.5 million. That was the
second-best opening-day haul ever, behind its predecessor, last
year's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," which opened with $72.7
From Friday to Sunday, "Eclipse" took in $69 million, a
fraction more than it managed just on opening day.
Its total through Sunday came in well short of the $200 million
mark set last year by "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," the
record-holder for best five-day start for movies opening on