The highly-anticipated conclusion to The Twilight Saga opened in theaters last night, and domestically the film pulled in an impressive total at the midnight box office.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2 earned $30.4 million, besting Breaking Dawn – Part 1′s $30.2 million it made this week one year ago. It is a record for the five-film series.

Last night’s total was not enough to defeat the current record holder Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The final film in the Potter series made an astounding $43.5 million at the midnight box office. The Dark Knight Rises, the third film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, continues to hold the number two spot with $30.6 million.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is projected to gross over $140 million domestically this weekend, and we’ll be sure to share the final total once it arrives.

How many times will you see Breaking Dawn – Part 2 this weekend?

The Twilight Saga midnight box office totals:
Twilight: $7 million
New Moon: $26.3 million
Eclipse: $30 million
Breaking Dawn – Part 1: $30.2 million
Breaking Dawn – Part 2: $30.4 million

We’re eager to hear your thoughts on the final film in the Saga. In our review, we said it “caters to the fans and delivers. You get shirtless Jacob, you get plenty of intimacy between Edward and Bella, and you also get some fun scenes with the Cullens and Charlie. We believe that Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is the best of the series and will leave the audience holding back tears until the very last scene.”

“The memories of this saga will indeed live on forever because Condon, Rosenberg, and Meyer worked up a great multi-part ending,” we concluded.

Fans aren’t the only ones who enjoyed the film; critics regard it as one of the better films of The Twilight Saga. You can read our review here.

Hypable feature: As of this weekend, Bella, Edward, and Jacob’s stories will come to a close. See how far they’ve come from the first movie with our graphics detailing their journey!

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