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“Twilight: Breaking Dawn” reportedly earns $30M in midnights

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Those who attended midnight screenings of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1” might still be sleeping. Later today, when they wake up, they’ll learn that the contributed to near-record-breaking midnight totals.

Bill Condon’s first stab at a “Twilight” film reportedly earned $30.25 million in midnight screenings, according to Deadline. Based on those figures, Summit is putting its weekend estimated between $110M and $125M, the site says.

That’s not the highest-grossing “Twilight” opening, however. The record, if these figures hold, still will belong to “New Moon.”

But there’s a lot of “Twilight” to be played this weekend, and these are preliminary figures. Check back Sunday afternoon for complete estimates.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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One Comment

  • December 15, 2011 | Permalink |

    Loved Part 1. Absolutely LOVED it.

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