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“Harry Potter” shatters single-day record on Friday

By Sean O’Connell Audiences continue to be wild about Harry.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the eighth and final “Potter” film, is breaking records as it rolls across the theaters of America. The sequel earned more than $90 million on Friday, shattering the one-day record previously held by “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” which raked in $72.7 million on its first day, THR reports.

The trade adds that this “Potter” film “is on track to score the biggest worldwide opening of all time, beating the $394 million earned by ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ in its debut.”

The last film has so much going in its favor. It received outstanding reviews. And it’s benefitting from the coveted 3D bump in ticket prices, the first film in the 10-year franchise to have such an instant increase.

That means “Hallows” could end up as the highest-grossing “Potter” film of all time, topping the current domestic leader “Sorcerer’s Stone” with $317.5 million. My guess? It will below that number away and even challenge “Avatar” for the highest-grossing movie of all time.

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One Comment

  • July 16, 2011 | Permalink |

    of course it would beat twilight… the potter generation is soo much bigger :]

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