Vampire babies for everyone! Buoyed by a franchise record $ 30.25 million in midnight ticket sales, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1′ earned an estimated $ 72 million on Friday, good for the third biggest single-day gross ever. Only ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2′ ($ 91 million) and ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ ($ 72.7 million) were bigger. For the three-day weekend, ‘Breaking Dawn Part 1′ could gross over $ 140 million, which would be the fifth biggest opening weekend ever behind ‘Potter,’ ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Spider-man 3′ and ‘New Moon.’ As if that weren’t enough hysterical money, ‘Breaking Dawn’ has already taken in $ 66 million overseas.
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- ‘Breaking Dawn’ Cast Quotes
- Bill Condon, Director
- Ashley Greene, Alice Cullen
- Nikki Reed, Rosalie Hale
- Elizabeth Reaser, Esme Cullen
- Peter Facinelli, Carlisle Cullen
- Sarah Clarke, Renee Dwyer
- Billy Burke, Charlie Swan
- Casey LaBow, Kate Denali
- Julia Jones, Leah Clearwater
- Booboo Stewart, Seth Clearwater
- Melissa Rosenberg, Screenwriter
- Carolina Herrera, Bella’s wedding dress designer
- Mackenzie Foy, Renesmee Cullen
- Taylor Lautner, Jacob Black
- Robert Pattinson, Edward Cullen
- Kristen Stewart, Bella Swan
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