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Eclipse Takes First Place at the Box Office in its Opening Weekend

Eclipse Sucks the Box Office Competition Dry

Surprise, surprise — Eclipse continued its hot streak at the box office, taking home the holiday weekend crown and raking in $69 million (the film has made $161 million since its midnight opening on Wednesday). The Last Airbender had a decent debut weekend as well: despite harsh reviews, the action adventure took in a respectable $40.6 million.

Toy Story 3 was bumped to third but still made a healthy $30.1 million, while Grown Ups settled for fourth place with $18.5 million. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz stayed in the top five with Knight and Day's $10.2 million. Though it's been a slow Summer for movies, the holiday weekend proved to be better than most — Eclipse had the third best Fourth of July weekend opening in history. Never underestimate the power of Edward Cullen.

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dana-stewart dana-stewart 7 years
I knew Eclipse would be the best at the Box Office. It's really awesome!!! Congrats ;) :thumbs up:
pm0407 pm0407 7 years
Eclipse was awesome!!
gingirl gingirl 7 years
I still haven't seen it! Figured I'd wait a out the teeny-boppers who scream whenever Jacob takes his shirt off. I was surprised the Last Airbender did so well! But good for Jackson Rathbone for having a movie outside of the Twilight franchise for pulling in respectable numbers.
gd101 gd101 7 years
"Never underestimate the power of Edward Cullen." hahaha!
sunshinesbaby1 sunshinesbaby1 7 years
I knew it would win the box office this weekend. I was just surprised it didn't beat "New Moon." Oh well. I still like this one the best.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i don't think that anyone's surprised by this news. i think that it's great that overall it was just about $3M off New Moon - so that's great. it shows that although the economy sucks - people are still really into the franchise. let's just see how the fanbase manages until nov 2011 :)
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