It’s official. Vampires and pre-teen/teen girls rule the world, at least temporarily. Breaking Down has blitzed the box-office to a ridiculous midnight amount.
Over 30 million dollars. It did in a single day the same amount that most movies do in over the week. Or in the case of Robert Pattinson’s other movies, more than they make for their entire run. Midnight screenings netted the film enough money to land it into the second-best midnight opening of all time, despite the fact that the movie was savaged by critics. How savaged? It’s currently getting under a 30% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, by a wide range of critics who are claiming things like it’s unintentionally hilarious, the dramatic scenes don’t register, and the birth of a baby doesn’t mean that you need to cut apart a movie into two bits.
For those of you who haven’t read the Twilight series, the final chapter includes the birth of Bella’s baby, who grows at an accelerated rate, because Ms. Swan was impregnated by the seed of an undead human.
She’s also turned into a vampire to prevent herself from dying from blood loss.
Though Twilight typically posts big numbers, except a fall-off…but if you want to get a kick out of the ridiculousness, go to the theaters NOW.