Fans flocked to theaters late at night for the final big screen foray by Bella, Jacob and Edward. However, there weren't as many as those who turned out for Harry Potter's farewell last year.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" grossed $30.4 million from screenings at 10 p.m. Thursday and at or soon after midnight in the U.S. and Canada, according to an estimate from the distributor, Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment.
Though huge, that number is smaller than the $43.5 million taken in by "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" in July 2011 from midnight screenings only.
It doesn't even appear to be the biggest late night for a "Twilight" movie. That record is held by "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," which generated about $30 million from midnight screenings only in June 2010.