Chalk up another record for Summit Entertainment's popular vampires, this time breaking the midnight screening record. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse earned an estimated $30 million from midnight screenings last night, setting a new record.
The film broke the record set by last year's The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which took in $26.3 million during midnight screenings. The previous record before that was held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which took in a then-record $22.2 million over its midnight frame. We reported yesterday that the film broke the record for widest release, opening in 4,416 theaters and it was said that over 4,000 of those theaters featured midnight screenings.
It was said that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was expected to ring up more than $150 million at the box office between now and Monday. Be sure to check back for all the latest box office updates regarding The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.