Eclipse Box Office Record: $30 Million in Midnight Shows
Lucky for Twilight, Tuesday wasn’t a school night. Eclipse, the latest installment in the Twilight series, earned more than $30 million at the box office in more than 4,000 theaters Tuesday night, setting a record for midnight performances. The previous record, $26.3 million, was held by none other than The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which broke the mark set by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Eclipse is now projected to rake in more than $150 million through the holiday weekend.