Box Office: 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' takes down 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen's' Wednesday record
One box office record has fallen, but another remains. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" took off for a massive $68.5 million start on Wednesday. That figure breaks the previous Wednesday record-holder, last year's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen which made $62 million, but falls short of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon's" single day record of $72 million set this past November. It did however, also break the single-day summer record set by "The Dark Knight" in 2008 ($67.2 million).
"Eclipse" will next try to break the 3, 4, 5 and 6-day records set by "The Dark Knight" for total box office on its amazing run. The vampire sequel's best chance is with the $203.7 million 5-day tally "Transformers 2" came within $3 million of reaching. The 6-day mark is $222.1 million, but didn't include the July 4th holiday which usually finds moviegoers skipping the theater for BBQ's and fireworks displays.
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