Eclipse Hits Theaters in Wider Distribution Today: But Where Will it Land in 2010?


Today Eclipse hits theatres in a wider distribution. It’s sort of a re-release since it’s hitting a broader area. Fandango is selling tickets to the re-release of Eclipse in celebration of Bella’s birthday! The link will help you find a theater near you, showtimes, and of course will let you order tickets!

As of Wednesday night, domestic sales of Eclipse are $298,859,646. That’s roughly 2 million more than the final domestic in theater sales of New Moon. As of right  now Eclipse is the number four film of the year behind Toy Story 3, Alice In Wonderland, and Iron Man 2.  It’s not very likely that Eclipse would overtake either of the top two this weekend. Toy Story 3 has earned over a whopping $400,000,000 and Alice in Wonderland has $334,191,110. On the other hand, Eclipse stands a decent chance at overtaking Iron Man 2 either by the end of this weekend or when it ends its in theater run some time in late November.

This re-release should solidify Eclipse as a top five film of the year putting it well ahead of Inception, currently in the number 5 position. The major challenge in the top five will come when the the first segment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows releases by the end of the year. Eclipse shouldn’t get knocked out of the top five, but it will be interesting to see what the final rankings will be.

We’re betting on the following:  Toy Story, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Eclipse, Iron Man 2 being the final order. What do you think?

All box office data via Box Office Mojo.


  1. Swap toy story and Harry potter. And I think you got it right!! Harry is gonna be so huge and epic!! Everyone will see it!!

  2. It’s over a three hour drive to nearest theatre showing it. That’s hardly a release to a broader area. More accurately it’s an insult to fans.

    • Noah Brighten says

      Depending on where you live, yes you might have issues getting to a theatre that is showing it. It all depends on Summit’s agreement with those who run the theatre chain. If you live in a small town out in the middle of nowhere, you can’t expect to have to travel to a larger city to see it. That is common sense. Rereleasing Eclipse is going to cost Summit money, so in return they want to MAKE money. If they can push it into a few more theatres where they can somewhat guarantee a return, then they’ll do it, if they can’t they won’t. It isn’t an insult… it’s business.

  3. Its showing in theaters in my area, but not the best showtimes. I just wish the would re-release it in Imax too. Inception has been in Imax way longer than Eclipse was. I didn’t get to see Eclipse in the short time it was in Imax and was told it was awesome. Is Eclipse really going to be in theaters till Nov??? I hear the Dvd will be out in early Dec…of course nothing confirmed.

  4. I just got back from seeing it and it was great… again (8th time). If the December 4th release date is true, I’m bummed. I was hoping for around the end of October, maybe first part of November. It just seems like a long stretch to wait till December 4th. If the movie is playing all weekend (or even into next week), perhaps I’ll go see it for a 9th time. Got to get my fill since I must patiently wait for the DVD.

  5. Harry will top Toy Story foR sure!

  6. I am so bummed it’s not showing near me. I’d have to drive over an hour to see it. And really wanted to see it again. I saw it only twice & want to go again so badly!

    I think your final order is pretty close. I really can’t see Harry Potter overtaking Toy Story for the 6 or so weeks of the year it will be out before it turns 2011. (I actually didn’t realize Alice In Wonderland made that much money. I loved it. Just didn’t realize it did that well.)

  7. I totally agree. I think HP will have to use a lot of magic wands to stay at top five this 2010.

    Its genius for Summit to rerelease Eclipse, It will totally cement its place at third if not second. Nothing is impossible. Non-fans were totally warming up when it was rudely removed from theatres. Go Eclipse!

  8. I agree with Harry Potter for the top movie, then Toy Story but what about Avatar? That made a bazillion dollars maybe it belongs at the top spot.

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