'Eclipse' Rises To $82.5M Over Holiday Weekend

'Eclipse' Breaks Midnight Screening Box Office Records! 'Eclipse' Breaks Midnight Screening Box Office Records!

“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” has risen to an $82.5 million haul over the long Fourth of July weekend and has lifted its total to $175.3 million after just six days.

The vampire romance from Summit Entertainment finished at No. 1 over the four-day weekend, despite a steep drop in its daily take after a $68.5 million start last Wednesday, the second biggest opening day ever.

Coming in second for the weekend with $53.2 million was Paramount’s action fantasy “The Last Airbender,” lifting its total to $70.5 million since opening Thursday.

“Toy Story 3” was third with $42.2 million, raising its domestic total to $301.1 million. It passed last year’s “Up” at $293 million to become the No. 2 hit for Pixar Animation, behind only “Finding Nemo” at $339.7 million.

(This version CORRECTS ‘Last Airbender’ weekend figure to $53.2 million).)

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