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FLOP POP FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: Competition Gets ‘Eclipse’d: ‘The Last Airbender’ A Suprise Success At #2

Summit’s strategy to open The Twilight Saga: Eclipse early last Wednesday, to cash in on the long holiday weekend, paid off. The latest installment of Stephanie Meyers‘ tween vampire melodrama took in over $175M. Its weekend total of $69M, though, is a far cry from New Moon‘s $142M take in November. Despite unanimously terrible reviews,  M. Knight Shymalan‘s The Last Airbender was far from a disaster in second place with $40M, and a five day total of $70M. No doubt, Paramount is satisfied with its decision to convert the movie to 3-D at the last minute. The ad campaign labeled it as, “The 3-D event of the year!”; a ludicrous statement, considering the fact that the movie was converted to the format at the last minute, only after the success of Avatar and Alice in Wonderland.

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1. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit) $69M, Cume $175.29M

2. The Last Airbender (Paramount) $40.6M, Cume $70.6M

3. Toy Story 3 (Pixar) $30.2M, Cume $289M

4. Grown Ups (Relativity) $18.5M, $77.1M

5. Knight And Day (Fox) $10.2M, Cume $45.5M

6. The Karate Kid (Columbia) $8M, Cume $152M

7. The A-Team (Fox) $3.02M, Cume $69.1M

8. Get Him To The Greek (Universal) $1.18M, Cume $57.4M

9. Shrek Forever After (Dreamworks) $799K, Cume $233M

10. Cyrus (Fox) $770K, Cume $1.49M

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*Bold indicates the weekend’s new releases.
Source: Box Office Mojo

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