Vampire babies for everyone! Buoyed by a franchise record $30.25 million in midnight ticket sales, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1' earned an estimated $72 million on Friday, good for the third biggest single-day gross ever. Only 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2' ($91 million) and 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' ($72.7 million) were bigger. For the three-day weekend, 'Breaking Dawn Part 1' could gross over $140 million, which would be the fifth biggest opening weekend ever behind 'Potter,' 'The Dark Knight,' 'Spider-man 3' and 'New Moon.' As if that weren't enough hysterical money, 'Breaking Dawn' has already taken in $66 million overseas.
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[via Deadline]

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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