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'Breaking Dawn — Part 2' Had Biggest Opening Weekend of 'Twilight' Franchise — VIDEO

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Dec 05, 2012 | 8:02am EST

When The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 hit theaters Nov. 16, the film saw the biggest opening weekend of the entire Twilight saga. Hollywood.com's Paul Dergarabedian talked to Bloomberg about how the success of the final Twilight chapter — especially its midnight screenings numbers — have paved the way for other films like The Hunger Games to do extremely well. Dergarabedian notes, however, that while midnight screenings numbers are a good indicator of how well a movie will open, it is not the only indicator. Films like The Hunger Games and Avengers opened with $19.7 million and $18.7 million, respectively, at midnight screenings, but closed out the weekend with $152 million and $201.4 million, respectively.

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