Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 made $61.2 million on its first day of showing

By on Nov 21, 2010 in Entertainment, Movies Comments

Updated November 24, 2010 4:48 a.m.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 made nearly $61.2 million on its first day of showing, according to Hollywood.com on Saturday.

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, which premiered in 4,125 theaters across the US and Canadian theaters last Friday, earned an astonishing $61,150,000 in its first full day of showing.

This now makes the movie the fifth biggest single-day gross in the history of box office, in which the film made $24 million on its first midnight showing.

This first part of the final chapter of the Harry Potter movie series, which was said to have cost about $250 million, is being estimated to make as much as $900 million in worldwide sales during its run in theaters, according to an analyst with Mediatech Capital Partners in New York, Porter Bibb.

Meanwhile, the record holder for the biggest single-day gross in the history of box office, according to Hollywood.com, is ‘The Twilight Saga, New Moon, which had its premiere on November 20, 2009 and made $72, 703,754.

The second placer was the ‘The Twilight Saga, Eclipse’; the third was ‘The Dark Knight’, while the fourth was ‘Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen’, which opened on June 24, 2009.



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