'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Earns $30.4 Million from Midnight Showings

Director Bill Condon's franchise finale screened in more than 3,000 theaters for 10 PM and midnight showings last night.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 earns $30.4 million from midnight screenings
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 earns $30.4 million from midnight screenings
Fans of those sparkly, red-eyed vampires came out in droves last night to watch The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, to the tune of $30.4 million. The tally is just slightly higher than The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1's $30.25 million midnight gross last year.

The franchise finale opened in more than 3,000 theaters last night, before opening even wider today in 4,070 theaters. The theater count is significantly down from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's record of 4,468. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 grossed $138.1 million in its opening weekend, but with the midnight gross just slightly higher, it remains to be seen if this vampire finale can top its predecessor.

Stay tuned throughout the weekend for more updates on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2's box office numbers.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 was released November 16th, 2012 and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz. The film is directed by Bill Condon.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. Ghostman

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I went to see Skyfall yesterday instead of Twilight thinking my theater wouldn't be full. Surprisingly, it was packed. I guess everyone else didn't want to see Twilight either lol.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  2. incmob

    thankful this is almost over and done with... at least until the 800 spinoffs from it!!

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  3. Nicholaus XX

    @ghostman -- Yeah, the crowd at my theatre was nothing short of underwhelming. So much for predictions.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  4. JonSpidey07

    nice turnout
    you guys should be giving this article a thumbs up since most of you are happy this series is ending

    2 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  5. Metalsfury

    BITE MY SHINY WEALTHY WALLET! I'm glad they're done with these or did I speak too soon.. Remakes? Or maybe a sequel with the all grow up baby vampire. Oh no that would sux! At least not for a while.. I hope!

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    This is such sh*ttastic news I could scream...

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. the Narrator

    I was thinking the same thing, @ghostman.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  8. moviegeek

    lower than I expected.. I thought it would hit $35.

    2 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  9. Ghostman

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx@bawnian-dexeus
    The good news, it didn't break Deathly Hallows Part 2's record of 43 million.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  10. Nicholaus XX

    My theatre was crowded, and I'm sure it'll be the same today, only worse. Gotta the love the "Twihards".

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag