`Harry Potter` breaks US midnight box office record

Los Angeles: `Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2`, the final movie of the popular boy wizard, has set a new US box office record after raking in $43.5 million dollars from midnight screenings alone.

The movie was released across the US Friday midnight.

Contactmusic.com reports that Warner Bros. studio bosses were also bracing for a big showing this weekend. According to industry insiders` prediction, the new Potter film could also surpass the US opening weekend record of $158 million.

Since 2001`s `Harry Potter and the Philosopher`s Stone`, the Harry Potter movies have earned more than $6 billion in global revenue.


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