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‘Eclipse’ is tops at weekend B.O.

Third installment in vampire saga takes in $68.5 million

The werewolves and vampires have taken over.

Summit’s “Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” scored scary numbers at the box office this weekend, grabbing the No. 1 spot with a three-day estimate of about $68.5 million. The third installment of the book-to-film series also broke a record for the widest release in film history, airing on 4,416 screens. This breaks “Iron Man 2’s” record of 4,380 runs.

In the five days since its release, “Eclipse” has earned about $161 million domestically.

Trailing behind was Paramount’s 3D pic “The Last Airbender,” which earned about $41.6 million over the three-day weekend in 3,169 engagements, which includes the take from 3D tickets and a midnight opening.

Disney’s “Toy Story 3” earned about $30.1 million in 4,028 runs, while Sony’s “Grown Ups,” took the No. 4 spot with an estimate of $18.5 million in 3,534 runs. Fox’s “Knight and Day” came in at No. 5 with about $9.9 million in 3,104 engagements.

Sony’s “The Karate Kid” made about $8 million in 3,109 runs. Its closest competitor was Fox’s “A-Team” with an estimate of $2.9 million in 2,135 engagements. Universal’s “Get Him to the Greek” took the No. 8 position with about $1.2 million in 884 runs, and Paramount’s “Shrek Forever After” earned about $850,000 million in 957 engagements. Fox Searchlight’s “Cyrus” earned the No. 10 spot on Friday with an estimate of about $650,000 million in 77 runs.

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