tsbd 000008 1321046141 Breaking Dawn Box Office: $72 Million on Friday, Third Biggest Single Day Ever

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.

Check back to Moviefone on Sunday for your full compliment of weekend receipts.

[via Deadline]

[Photo: Summit]

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