Eclipse rakes in US$262mil worldwide
The weekend earnings number are in, and Eclipse pulled in US$262mil worldwide over the weekend. However, in the States, the movie made US$162mil in its first 5 days, which is lower than what New Moon pulled in (US$165mil) for the same time period. Still, it's excellent news for Summit, since Eclipse was made for US$68mil.
Great news for the cast as well. The actors will get a raise for Breaking Dawn.
According to NY Magazine, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will each get $25 million for the two "Breaking Dawn" films. In addition, they will also receive 7.5% of gross revenue, which could mean that each actor will end up with about $41 million.
The trio were paid $2 million for the first "Twilight" film, which grossed $396 million theatrically. Their salaries then went up to $12 million for "Twilight Saga: New Moon," which grossed $702 million. No word on how much the stars took in for "Eclipse," but it all ends with $41 million for "Breaking Dawn."