It's going to be a very 'Twilight' weekend!

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  • 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1" made over $30 million in midnight showings nationwide
  • The film is expected to draw over $140 million this weekend
  • Satisfy your Twilight craving (or curiosity) with some tasty links
It's going to be a very 'Twilight' weekend!

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new Twilight movie out. "Breaking Dawn" has already blazed through the box offices, selling out thousands of show times before its opening weekend, and igniting predictions that the first half of the fourth installment in the "Twilight" series may make upwards of $140 million in its first weekend.

Well, the numbers for the midnight showings are in, and they’re promising to say the least: the film pulled in $30.25 million in 3,521 theaters on Friday morning.

Since you probably wont be able to totally avoid this weekend’s vampire mania, why not sink your teeth into some of the coolest bits of Twilight fare from around the web? You’re sure to be amused, whether you’re a die-hard Twihard, or don’t know even know an Edward from a Jacob.

  • This is not your typical “Twilight by the Numbers.” For example, in how many scenes does Edward want to cry? How many rippling ab muscles can you count on Taylor Lautner? On a scale of 1 to 10, how do the wedding fashions rank? [Cafemom/The Stir]
  • Think you’re a Twilight movie expert? Take a look at these four fascinating Easter eggs from the film that even hawk-eyed Twi-hards may have missed. [msnbc.com]
  • Entertainment Weekly sent a writer directly into the fray, and her field report from a New York theater almost makes you wish you were there, even if you're confident you’d rather be anywhere else. [EW.com]
  • Want a second opinion on the movie, or maybe just a critical primer? MTV compiled a handy list of the best lines and observations from movie critics on important talking points like Taylor Lautner's acting skills and the infamous honeymoon scene. [MTV]

 

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