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Posted at 6:40 PM ET, 06/30/2010

'Twilight: Eclipse' sets midnight record

By Jen Chaney

A big midnight kiss for "Twilight: Eclipse." (Summit Entertainment)

While we were all busy discussing "Twilight'" fandom, news broke about just how strong the "Twilight" fan base is. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" has set a new box office record for midnight showings, earning $30 million from its Tuesday witching (vamping?) hour shows alone.

Allow me to put that into perspective: that's more than "Knight and Day" made in its first five days in theaters.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, projections suggest the film will bring in $150 million between now and the end of the Fourth of July. I'm betting on even more.

And speaking of major summer blockbusters, feel free to submit your toughest summer movie trivia questions as part of this video chat I'll do tomorrow at 3 ET, following the Celebritology discussion. Questions can be related to "Twilight" or any movie (or movies) from summers past. It's your chance to stump me, which shouldn't be too hard considering how badly I've cracked during previous movie trivia-related videos.

By Jen Chaney  | June 30, 2010; 6:40 PM ET
Categories:  Movies  | Tags:  Box Office, Summer Movies  
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As far as I know there is only one legititmate place to watch Twilight Eclipse(i've searched everywhere) just go to http://bit.ly/dggGuD

Posted by: missyolivera | June 30, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse


Well, I watched it. It was definitely better than the first two movies. It had the feel of a serious movie for a change, even if it was sci fi.

The actors were acting better too. I did notice that the actors appearance had changed. They are now looking more like adults than teens.

The weird thing is that I did not get the feeling that I wanted more, like the last two times. Maybe I am wearing out. I guess it is because Breaking Dawn is going to be too weird. I am not normally a sci fi fan.

Bottom line, I am glad I went. It was cool to be able to see the background of the other vampires.

Posted by: sandnsmith | July 1, 2010 1:47 AM | Report abuse

Well, I watched it. It was definitely better than the first two movies. It had the feel of a serious movie for a change, even if it was sci fi.

The actors were acting better too. I did notice that the actors appearance had changed. They are now looking more like adults than teens.

The weird thing is that I did not get the feeling that I wanted more, like the last two times. Maybe I am wearing out. I guess it is because Breaking Dawn is going to be too weird. I am not normally a sci fi fan.

Bottom line, I am glad I went. It was cool to be able to see the background of the other vampires.

Posted by: sandnsmith | July 1, 2010 1:48 AM | Report abuse

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