Breaking Dawn Earns $30.25 Million from Midnight Screenings


By Daniel Gates



The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 grossed $30.25 million from midnight screenings in 3,521 theaters, according to Summit Entertainment.

The sum is the best-ever showing for the franchise, topping the $30.1 million total for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 had a bigger opening midnight haul.

Breaking Dawn earned $8.9 million in overseas territory before even opening in the United States and Canada at 12:01 a.m. on Friday morning.

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