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HALLOWS Has $24 Mil Midnight

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I earns $24 mil off midnight shows.

By Jarrod Sarafin     November 19, 2010
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures


RALPH FIENNES as Lord Voldemort and DANIEL RADCLIFFE as Harry Potter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ fantasy adventure “HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS.”
© Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (see Mania's review here) is officially off to the box office race today and while it's expected to bring in loads of cash (and possible records), there's at least one achievement it couldn't quite capture in its early launch. The midnight-preview record eluded it.

With this first half of "Deathly Hallows" taking in $24 million from 3,700 midnight shows across the nation last night, the midnight screening record still belongs to Summit Entertainment's Twilight franchise. The late-night preview numbers falls short of the previous record-holders The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($30 mil) and its predecessor The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($26 mil), which opened during last year's Thanksgiving holidays.

We'll provide more information as it comes in and on Sunday's box office report.

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CaptAmerica04 11/19/2010 4:23:16 PM

 Sad,  but not awful.  I still think the movie will destroy the records of the glittery undead.

ultrazilla2000 11/20/2010 12:10:34 AM

I'm sure it will make a killing at the box office...but I think it will be the second part that truely breaks records.  Just as how Return of the King trumped the previous in the series, Deathly Hallows pt 2 will draw them by the hordes. 

samurai1138 11/20/2010 12:46:58 PM

well, Potter and co. officially have 4 weeks to make their money before Tron de-rezzes the competition.

Hobbs 11/20/2010 3:06:36 PM

No one would complain but isn't this in 3D?  If so I would think the studios are not happy with that...but we'll see who the whole weekend goes.  I drove past a movie house Saturday afternoon and it was packed. 

Wyldstaar 11/20/2010 3:31:40 PM

No, it's not in 3D Hobbs.  It wasn't filmed with 3D in mind, and doing a conversion would have meant either delaying the release date or doing a half-assed conversion like Clash of the Titans got.  In a stunning display of logic and reason, Warner Bros chose to release part one in standard format. 

SarcasticCaveman 11/21/2010 11:21:58 AM

Best part besides the movie itself was seeing previews for "Cowboy & Aliens" and "Green Lantern" on the big screen...AWESOME!

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