Date: 22nd November 2010

Harry Potter film takes $330m in more than 50 countries

The latest Harry Potter movie has beaten the previous opening record for the franchise in the US and Canada.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010) took $125.1m (77.9m) at the weekend box office, taking it straight to the top of the chart.

The previous best weekend debut in the series was $102.7m (64m) for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) in 2005.

The latest Potter movie, the first of two final films, has now made $330m (205.5m) in global ticket sales.

The film also looks set to smash UK cinema box office records, according to studio estimates.

Warner Bros said Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 took 5.9m on Friday and 6.6m on Saturday.

This already breaks previous records of biggest Friday, biggest Saturday and biggest single day.

With Sunday estimates of 4.9m it is on course to beat the previous record of 15.3m for a three-day opening, held by the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010) is the penultimate instalment in the fantasy film franchise.

The books' creator JK Rowling said David Yates' film - the seventh in the series - was her favourite so far.

Source: Press Release



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