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November 16, 2012 11:30 AM

"Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2" Brings in Overnight Box Office


After weeks and weeks of publicity, it's really, truly, finally the beginning of the end -- "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" hit theaters on Thursday night with a bang.

The fifth and final film in the franchise brought in an estimated $30.4 million in evening and midnight runs, making it the third-highest grossing overnight opening of all time -- behind only "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" ($43.5 mil) and "The Dark Knight Rises" ($30.6 mil).

Estimates have the movie bringing in nearly $150 mil over the weekend, the highest of the series.

The conclusion to the tale that made Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner household names has been drawing mostly negative reviews from critics, but that definitely hasn't stopped Twihards from showing up in droves for the flick.

Will you be seeing "Twilight" this weekend? Are you sad that the franchise has come to an end? Let us know below, and check out the rest of the highest-grossing midnight debuts of all time!

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: $43.5 million
2. The Dark Knight Rises: $30.6 million
3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2: $30.4 million
4. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1: $30.3 million
5. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: $30.1 million
6. The Twilight Saga: New Moon: $26.3 million
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: $24 million
8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: $22.2 million
9. The Hunger Games: $19.7 million
10. The Avengers: $18.7 million

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