'Twilight Eclipse' Wanes at Box Office, Still Earns $161M
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" broke a box office record, taking in $68.5 million in its first day.
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 million.
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 Wednesday.