The team behind Twilight Saga: Eclipse is whistling a happy tune all the way to the bank today. After just ONE showing last night at midnight, the flick made $30 MILLION dollars. Crazy! That’s making back almost half of its budget in ONE showing.
It surpassed New Moon’s opening night of $26.3 million. It also made a record $1 million dollars in IMAX showings, beating out the previous record held by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Some theaters offered a special viewing of Twilight and New Moon prior to the midnight show, pulling in an additional $2.4 million!
Although it is off to a mind-boggling start, it’s not expected to exceed New Moon’s $142.8 million opening weekend.
Did you go to a midnight showing? I saw some of the photos of theater lines on Twitter – INSANE!!!
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