‘Harry Potter’ Breaks Own Box Office Record

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 broke the record for Potter films over the weekend with a $125.1 million domestic, $330 million global raiding of the box office, capped off by fifth biggest single day of all-time at $61.2 million.

The film also managed to break the record for Imax money in a single weekend. 239 of the over-sized screens accounted for $12.4 million of the film’s total. Last March’s Alice in Wonderland had held the record with $12.1 million. 

Their box office landslide prompted Warner Bros. President of Domestic Distribution Dan Fellman to speak out: “No other franchise has been able to age and expand the audience this way.”

The only non-breakthrough for the next-to-last film in the series, which critics met with near universal fanfare, was in ticket sales. Adjusting for higher ticket prices, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from 2007 would have made $2.3 million more.

Of course, Twi-hards needn’t fret. New Moon still holds the record for biggest single day with an astounding $72.7 million last November. Eclipse too stands alone at #2 with a $68.5 million opener late last June.

Is Warner Bros. counting your money? What’s your reaction to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1? Tell us in the comments section.