Weekend Box Office – THE TWILIGHT SAGA ECLIPSE Total Climbs to $161 Million; THE LAST AIRBENDER Solid In Second

     July 4, 2010

The Twilight Saga Eclipse movie image Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson slice

It looks like Summit’s hopes of breaking additional records with the third chapter in their Twilight Saga are not to be. Eclipse will just have to settle for the records they broke on Wednesday and, of course, with its bucket loads of cash. The film fell off by 16% on Saturday, effectively ending its quest to topple Spider-Man 2 as the all-time Fourth of July champ. At this point estimates give Eclipse a gross of $161 million over its first five days and $69 million for the traditional Friday-Sunday weekend frame. Monday should bring Eclipse’s six-day total to $176 million – $4 million short of that record. Meanwhile, The Last Airbender was also down, though its 13% Saturday drop was not as steep as its 8% Rotten Tomatoes rank suggested. Airbender now looks like it will come in above expectations – with $65 million in total projected through Monday. We’ll have full box office results tomorrow, but for now here is the weekend’s top ten:

Title Weekend Total
1 Twilight Saga: Eclipse $69,000,000 $161
2 The Last Airbender $40,650,000 $57
3 Toy Story 3 $30,174,000 $289
4 Grown Ups $18,500,000 $77
5 Knight & Day $10,200,000 $45.5
6 Karate Kid $8,000,000 $151.5
7 The A-Team $3,025,000 $69.1
8 Get Him to the Greek $1,185,000 $57.4
9 Shrek 4 $799,000 $232.1
10 Cyrus $770,000 $1.48

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