News

'Breaking Dawn' Draws $30.25M at Midnight

by Ray Subers
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
 

 
November 18, 2011

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 earned an incredible $30.25 million from 3,521 locations at midnight, which is about even with The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($30.1 million) and up from the last November movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($26.3 million). It wasn't quite enough to beat Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2's $43.5 million midnight record, though that movie had the advantage of being the final installment and had a 3D boost.

If Breaking Dawn follows New Moon's pattern from here, it will earn $83 million today and finish the weekend with over $160 million, which will qualify as the second-best opening day and weekend ever. Considering the enormous amount of pent-up demand that the midnight shows helped to relieve, those figures are probably the upper bound of it's potential; still, the movie is now clearly positioned for one of the best opening weekends ever.

Related Stories:
Forecast: 'Breaking Dawn' Targets Series Records
'Eclipse' Breaks Wednesday Record But Falls Short of 'New Moon'
'New Moon' Breaks Midnight Record
'Twilight' Tingles at Midnight
Holiday 2011 Forecast



RECENT ARTICLES
2/22 'Black Panther' Looks to Become the Fourth Film to Deliver a $100M+ Second Weekend
2/20 A Closer Look at 'Black Panther's Record Smashing Opening
2/19 'Black Panther' Delivers Fifth Largest Opening of All-Time, Heading Toward $235M+ 4-Day Debut
2/15 'Black Panther' Targets $200M+ Four-Day Opening Weekend
2/13 Sony's 'Jumanji' Dominates January 2018 Box Office
2/11 'Fifty Shades Freed' Leads Weekend as Franchise Tops $1 Billion Worldwide
> MORE: News | Features
LATEST UPDATES
WEEKLY: 'Black Panther' Tops the Week with $291.9m
DAILY: Thursday 2/22 (49 tracked)
DAILY: Wednesday, 2/21 (40 tracked)
DAILY: Tuesday, 2/20 (40 tracked)
New MPAA Ratings Added
WEEKEND: Weekend Actuals, 'Black Panther' #1
DAILY: Friday, 'Black Panther' #1
DAILY: Monday, 2/19 (83 tracked)
> MORE UPDATES