UPDATE SATURDAY, JULY 10 12:00 NOON:
Early box office estimates are in for Friday, July 9. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse took in $11.08M from 4,468 domestic locations for a per theater average of $2,479. This gives the film a cumulative domestic total of $214.74M after 10 days in release. It comes in second place behind Despicable Me, which opens with $21.75M at 3,475 locations for a per theater average of $6,258.
UPDATE SATURDAY, JULY 10 10:00 AM:
Early industry estimates predict a $35 million weekend for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. This would put it in second place behind Despicable Me, which is expected to win with a $55-60M opening.
Keeping track of records, the film with the least number of days to reach $200M was The Dark Knight, which hit $203,773,518 after five days. New Moon is in fourth place, having taken eight days to reach $205,788,929. Eclipse stands in tenth place, taking nine days to reach $203,662,377. This puts the film ahead of Spider-Man, which took nine days to hit $202,035,007, and Avatar, which didn’t break the $200M mark until its 10th day when it hit $212,711,184.
The record for the first 9 days in release is held by The Dark Knight with $290,119,997. The Twilight Saga: New Moon is #5 with $222,312,298. Eclipse finishes at #9 with $203,662,377. So far, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has set all-time box office records for Opening Wednesdays, Single Day Wednesday Gross (non-adjusted), and Single Day Wednesday Gross (adjusted for inflation). It is in second place for Opening Day Gross, Single Day Gross, and Non-Opening Thursday Gross. Release records include Widest Releases, Widest Independent Releases, Widest Opening Independent Releases, Widest PG-13 Rated Openings, and Widest PG-13 Rated Releases.
UPDATE FRIDAY, JULY 9:
Box office numbers are in for Thursday, July 8. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse took in $7,931,087 from 4,468 domestic locations for a per theater average of $1,775. This gives the film a cumulative domestic total of $203,662,377 after 9 days in release. It still sits in first place at the top of the charts, ahead of Toy Story 3 and The Last Airbender. Updated foreign box office of $104.6M gives Eclipse a worldwide cumulative total of $308,262,377.
Here are the weekly numbers for the period from Friday, July 2 – Thursday, July 8. In its first full week, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse took in $110,917,399 from 4,468 locations for a per theater average of $24,825. Despite being the widest release, this was the highest average of all 82 films measured. It finished in first place for the seven-day period ahead of The Last Airbender and Toy Story 3.