ORIGINAL POST – 6/30/10
It was a total Eclipse from the start.
The blockbuster third installment of The Twilight Saga opened to more than $30 million on its first night in North America.
It surpasses the previous midnight opening record holder, which was the second Twilight installment, New Moon, at $26.3 million.
It’s too early to know whether Eclipse will top New Moon’s (full) first day record of $72.7 million.
The movie also set a new IMAX record for midnight grosses with over $1 million from 192 theaters, beating Transformers 2’s $959,000.
The newest numbers have Eclipse putting up a $68.5 million total on its first day, breaking the Wednesday opening record of $62 million set by Transformers 2.
The film also had the biggest summer period opening ever, beating Dark Knight ($67.2 million).
Anybody else extremely happy about this? :) I sure am! I’m planning to see it again VERY soon!