The numbers are in! The Watchmen is estimated to have made $4.6 million at the midnight shows for it's March 6th release.
The film played in 1595 screens across the country at midnight and today will open to 3,611 screens which is the highest ever for an R rated film.
This also puts it ahead of Zack Snyder's 300, which made $2.5 million during its midnight tally back in March of 2007. It then went on to gross $70.9 million in it's opening weekend which is the largest ever for March... until weekend, of course.