Twilight’s ‘Eclipse’ tops worldwide box office
Monday 05 July 2010
The third installment in
The Twilight Saga, Eclipse, earned $262 million worldwide during its first five days at the box office. It sold about $162 million worth of tickets in North America and earned $100 million internationally in 42 countries.
Worldwide, the opening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse outshined its predecessor New Moon in many countries, including Russia and Italy. The vampire thriller was the biggest opening day ever in Belgium and has started off well in Scandinavian territories. In the Philippines, it could overtake Spider-Man 3 for the weekend.
In the US, despite the film's blockbuster opening, there were expectations that it would overcome New Moon figures. It could at the end of the first six-days.
Eclipse will add 22 countries next weekend, including the UK, France and South Korea, and more on July 15, such as Germany, where the film should perform well.
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