wpostServer: http://css.washingtonpost.com/wpost

The Post Most: Entertainment

Trove link goes here

Going Out Guide

GOG Blog

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

The owner of the Carolina Kitchen debuts his new burger concept.

Beer Madness reaches its one shining moment

Beer Madness reaches its one shining moment

Only two competitors are left in our beer bracket, and we want you to taste them both and pick a winner.

Best Bets

More Best Bets

Recently Reviewed Restaurants

More Recently Reviewed Restaurants

Celebritology Celebritology Chat with Us - Thursday 2pm Contact Us Facebook Twitter RSS
Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 11/18/2011

‘Breaking Dawn — Part 1’ brings in $30.3 from midnight screenings

Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” isn’t breaking box office records — yet.

The latest chapter in vampire saga brought in $30.25 million from midnight showings at 3,521 locations, according to Summit Entertainment. This beat the franchise record set by “Eclipse,” but failed to surpass the $43.5 million record set by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.”

While the film contains scenes that have Twi-hards squealing (honeymoon coitus! vampire baby birth!), it’s elicited mostly groans from critics. The Post’s Mark Jenkins gave “Breaking Dawn” one-and-a-half stars, writing, “The latest movie regresses a bit, delivering more filler, less feeling and crummier CGI than last year's ‘Eclipse.’ ” This feeling is in keeping with the film’s 22 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

In spite of the negative reviews, “Breaking Dawn” seems poised to take in at least $142 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and maybe the No. 1 spot at the box office.

Related Coverage:

‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 1’: An instant analysis via IM

Review: “Breaking Dawn — Part 1

‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ premiere: Scenes from the red carpet (Video and photos)

‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1’: The full trailer arrives

By  |  02:34 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Twilight

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company