Little update to the "Eclipse" saga: The latest "Twilight" movie was booked in 4,416 theaters nationwide for its debut early Wednesday, a new record. It beat out "Iron Man 2," which had the previous record at 4,380 theaters.
Along with the midnight screenings, some theaters (like the Krikorian Redlands Cinemas 14 premiere I covered last night) scheduled 3 a.m. showings to meet demand as theaters sold out. The fans were already lined up in the middle of the night at the Redlands theater for the 9 a.m. showing this morning. I'd guess that was probably going on at other theaters in the region as well.
Last November's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," leads the box-office charts for best opening day with $72.7 million. The movie's opening weekend of $142.8 million is No. 3 on the all-time chart. We'll see how "Eclipse" does this weekend.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.