The Twihards showed up last night to get the first looks available of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and helped the film cash in a staggering $30.3 million dollars from the midnight showings alone!
Entertainment Weekly reports that the film was shown in 3,521 theaters across the country, and that the film matches the amount Eclipse made on its midnight take (exact figures for Eclipse's midnight showings are not known). New Moon took in $26.3 million.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 holds the midnight record with $43.5 million, and went on to make almost $170 million its opening weekend. Twihards going back for second showings could help Breaking Dawn beat it!