Twilight Saga: Eclipse midnight screenings break record

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

The Twilight Saga is no longer the king of midnight shows, because its record has been broken by ... The Twilight Saga.

Whatever the critics thought of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (and as ours wrote yesterday, "You want a good Twilight movie? Keep dreamin'"), audiences didn't seem to mind.

The third episode in the Twilight franchise took in $30 million from its Wednesday night midnight screenings alone, the most for ANY movie's midnight screenings, even beating out the $26.3 million taken in by the new film's predecessor, The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

The total take for the first Twilight was $392.5 million from box offices worldwide, and New Moon raked in $709 million worldwide. Based on how Eclipse did Wednesday night, do you think it will break those records?

(via msnbc)