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'Eclipse' Shatters Midnight Box Office Record

'Eclipse' Shatters Midnight Box Office Record

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse broke previous midnight box office records by raking in $30 million on its first night.

According to Variety, the previous all-time grossing film for midnight runs was New Moon which made $26.3 million.

The film, which stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, opened in over 4,000 U.S. locations and will expand to 4,416 today. This breaks yet another record making the film the widest domestic release in Hollywood history. The previous record was held by Iron Man 2 which was released earlier this year.

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  • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHEN WILL IT END?????????????????????????

  • Alaia

    Ladies and gentleman, this is the future of cinema. Oh dear.

  • Vicky

    oh yeah! go eclipse!!!!

  • Dave


  • KellStar

    Kids are so excited to be out of school, they just dash to the theater.

  • jasmine

    they look stoned

  • bel

    It is hard time in Hollywood when movies like this make box office records. Sad.

  • HC

    It’s a sad state of affairs when horrible movies like these make so much money.

  • Sasha

    That’s awful….I hope they don’t decide to do more movies because of its popularity…it will be devastating.
    I was depressed enough for one day and now this…

  • http://j ivanka

    this twilight franchise is overrated!

  • http://h Kaz

    Wow wow robsten look amazing !! gorgoues! and i hate tylor really like matt daimon

  • omg

    I hope these vampires will vanish in the morning with sunrise.

  • just a fad

    Its just a fad and its hype
    . The second movie also had the biggest drop off of all time from one weekend to another last November
    It droped by 70 percent in one weekend but no one focuses on that.
    The Blind Side unseated it.
    So that tells us it has a crazy fan base but not a regular people who dont give a crap just want to see something fan base. So basically its a fad, when the films end that will be it and something else will come along. Nothing to worry about I personally ignore it.

  • K I N G

    YESSS!! I’m apart of history :)

  • Slig

    Wow i love him wow i am alot like edward haha

  • rumors

    Ive heard that there is another dark book series that has Vampires that might replace it It is suppose to be alot better but bring in even more people will have to see if it ever gets off the ground

  • bring it

    @rumors: as long as the vampires dont freaking sparkle and someone actually dies im game !!!

  • Wes

    I am in NO way suprised! People go crazy over this crap!!

  • Heather

    To all of you bashing the Twilight stuff, who cares what you think? These movies are exciting to millions of people. To you they are not anything special, but to others, they’re great entertainment. I’m sure you all have something you got excited about and others didn’t. Just be quiet. You’re annoying.

  • Slig

    I going now with him

  • Wes

    I am NOT suprised!! People go crazy over this crap!!

  • AnneRiceisQueenAccordingToRose

    Anne Rice will always be the true Queen of the Vampire genre Ive read Twilight all of them (wish I hadnt) and nothing will ever touch the depth in which Anne Rice wrote her books, Bring back Lestat!!!!

  • AnneRiceisQueenAccordingToRose

    @Heather: and you are very very sad little person thats in love with Edward or Jacob or the poor actors that have to have girls like you chase them wake up and smell the roses they arent real!!!!

  • Twilightbrainwashed

    Twilight is writen to brain wash little girls with Mormon ideals. I mean Bella doesnt even have any friends outside of her life with the two male charactes that is a mormon ideal so not only are these films bad they are scary unhealthy for young girls that without a man your world is nothing you dont have any friends all you need is him? Like I said scary and no one even sees it.

  • RB

    make these movies go away please someone!!!

  • sav

    Poor Hollywood with stars like these. No charm, no charisma, empty faces, cheap acting. There is talent crisis on the menu.

  • Vanessa Taylor

    Make this kind of movie GO AWAY ….

    Very sad this new generation of acting….. TOTAL LOUSY !!!

  • Iffy Miffy

    Well of course they broke the record – the number of mindless tweens, frustrated moms and just general idiots increases every year.

  • ck_always

    Two more movies and it’s all over ..just two more people, we can survive this.

  • Seriously

    @ K I N G : You’re a part of a group of morons. They got your money.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    …Little kids are serious about this shiit. They don’t care if these movies are good or not. Last night at 6pm i drove past AMC Loews on 31st and 2nd and it had a crazy long line outside.. Union Square, same thing. I figured the kids would get out to see the midnight show but i didn’t think it’d be like that. The women at the Crosby Hotel screening didn’t seem to be too impressed.

  • Heather

    @AnneRiceisQueenAccordingToRose: Sorry Ms. Queen Anne Rice lover, I simply enjoy the movies and books. I do realize they’re not real. How pathetic of you to go bashing me when obviously you have a sick little passion for Anne Rice. Seriously, you have to use that in your name title? hmmm. I’m talking about the movie just being something that people enjoy. So maybe people should make fun of you and your little obsession.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    @!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Soon, it’ll end very, very soon, all fads do. So don’t worry, before we know it we’ll all be free.

  • bella

    hi I’m Rob’s real girlfriend!!!!! I hate Kirsten

  • sarahjess

    i’am really tired of this movie. these actors can’t act at all. seriously, these generation is really crazy.

  • luvd80s2

    @Twilightbrainwashed: You are so right!

  • lizz

    yess! so happy! love eclipse!

  • Toni

    @ck_always: IM trying the hardest I can, but this franchise is getting on my nerves. I can’t stand the publicity this crap movie gets while other movies can’t even get half the recognition. The actors can’t act, not one of the main three are all that attractive to receive the publiciy they have, the books are boring as shit and are horribly written, the screenplays are horribly written, and the directors are horrible for this franchise to make this much money. What’s with this generation. Did we become lazy and just want talentless people as entertainment. Music is horrible, the artist today are horrible, there are no decent shows on anymore, movies suck and have little to no originality, and every actor or actress in Hollywood look the same with no diversity except for hair color. With exception of a few, the generation is just horrible with entertaiment.

  • celia

    No surprise there, but it won’t make over 300 million domestically because all the twi-idiots see it on the same day.

  • Hayley

    WIth drugs, violence, promiscuity, high teen birth-rates, and a host of problems in our society, some of you are acting so high and mighty about a romantic film. The film plays out an idealistic form of love. Nothing bad about that. I wonder how many times the same few posters repeated themselves. It doesn’t matter. 30 million in one night is awesome.

  • natalie


    Oh stop crying over people dissing it. You can love it and they can diss it. Critics hate it so go bash them on their websites calling the films trash.

  • lola

    Enough with people complaining that Hollywood is in abd spot because this is the type of movie that is successful!
    It’s for younger kids/teenagers and it’s a good time for them. Why complain? We were all kids once and all had things adults and more serious people thought were silly. I’m in my mid 20′s and still enjoy the Twilight films. The love story is such a teenage fantasy and brings people back to a simple time of daydreaming and dream guys. Of course this movie is doing well. It has universal appeal and is something for younger fans, that parents and 20 somethings don’t mind taking their kids or younger brothers or sisters to. Hooray for escapism and a good time at the movies!

  • unbelieveable

    Amen, I could not have said that better myself. I’m not a twilight fan at all but I don’t think it’s the anti-christ or its doomsday for movies like some people do here. I mean give me a break I don’t like this movie but that doesn’t mean others should not be allowed to enjoy it.

  • Hannah

    YAY :)

  • mike

    @lola and @unbelievable
    And maybe if more people went to see the types of movies the people complaining on here like, more of those movies would get made and do well. It’s not the people affiliated with Eclipses’ fault, and it’s not the fans fault. Studios green light and put out what will do well and audience attendance has a lot to do with that.

  • tim

    Team Anti-Twilight

  • @33

    I’m sure you grew up never once liking anything that was a fad *rolls eyes*

  • Midz

    Leave Heather alone! What she said is true! Also you and all the rest hating on Twilight Saga fine don’t like it and like I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion but it don’t mean you have to say crap to people who like twilight!!! Everyone has their own taste/likes so whether we like it or not is none of your business to judge us about it, plus it’s not like we’re forcing you and everyone else to like it or watch it!!!


    Taylor Lautner and Sean Fox [Zastoupil} celebrated Eclipse success by dining out! They make such a cute couple!


  • elseline

    If people are criticizing this franchise then DON’T read up on it. YOU CHOSE to click this link and read about how Eclipse did. If you really don’t give a crap, then don’t pay attention to what the media says and don’t click these links that people who do love the franchise are going to click on and read and comment on. These comment blogs are a sneaky and pathetic way of talking crap without having to show face and explain yourself. LET IT GO. some people love Twilight, some people don’t. Some people love Harry Potter, some don’t. Leave these comment pages for people who want to praise, not sit behind their computers and whine and act like what they say actually makes an impact on this insanely successful franchise.