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"Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" makes 30.4 million from Thursday night and midnight screenings

by Brandy McDonnell Published: November 16, 2012

As expected, “The Twilight Saga” seems on track to go out on a bright note financially: “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” the fifth and final film based on Stephenie Meyer’s paranormally popular book series grossed an estimated $30.4 million from midnight and 10 p.m. Thursday showtimes, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

That haul is slightly higher than the midnight-only grosses for “Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ ($30.25 million) and “Eclipse” ($30.1 million) and noticeably better than the take for “New Moon” ($26.3 million).

The box-office tracking notes that opening at 10 p.m. Thursday made it easier for younger members of the series’ tween- and teen-skewing audience to turn out in droves, so the $30.4 million figure is probably going to make up a larger portion of opening day than past midnight-only hauls.

If “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ follows the course of its predecessor, the finale should take in about $140 million by Sunday.

To read my review of “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” click here.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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