No surprises here. The midnight box office numbers are in for 'Breaking Dawn, Part I,' and they are huge. The 'Twilight' sequel netted $30.25 million in midnight ticket sales, beating out the franchise record of $30 million, held by 'Eclipse' (the overall 'Twilight' three-day weekend record is 'New Moon,' with $142.8 million). Current estimates put the total 'Breaking Dawn' weekend receipts at $148 million. That's a whole lot of dough -- although it wouldn't be enough to break the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II.' With the help of 3D and IMAX, the final 'Harry Potter' film opened with a record $168.66 million in July. You hear that Twi-hards? You don't want to lose to Potter, do you?
[via Deadline]

RELATED: What did you think of 'Breaking Dawn'?
RELATED: Is 'Breaking Dawn Part I' Appropriate for Your Teen?

%VIRTUAL-Gallery-139186%



Follow Moviefone on Twitter
Like Moviefone on Facebook

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
PG-13 2011
Based on 36 critics

A chain of events set off by Edward and Bella's wedding brings a shocking development for Jacob. Read More

categories Movies