Final ‘Harry Potter’ film sets history with highest opening day takings

Last Updated: Jul 17, 2011, 10:51 AM IST

London: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ has broken the record of the largest opening day takings in the history of U.S box office.

The final film in the franchise took 92.1million dollars on its first day, Friday, which is nearly 20million dollars more than the previous record, reports the Daily Mail.

‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ took in 72.7million dollars in its first day two years ago.

Among its first-day totals Friday was 14.8 million dollars in Great Britain, which Warner Bros. reported was the biggest single day ever for a movie.

The first 3-D film in the series, ‘Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ benefited from the higher price theatres charge for 3-D tickets, which cost a few dollars more than 2-D.

In a single day, the final film of the franchise took in more money than four of the previous seven Harry Potter films did over their entire opening weekends.

The finale of the Harry Potter saga also set a record for midnight screenings with 43.5million dollars.

That topped ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’, which pulled in about 30million dollars in its first midnight shows last year.

ANI