'Harry Potter' Conjures Up $24 Million Already
Harry Potter has added to his billions with a whopping $24 million domestic haul from midnight screenings of his latest adventure.
According to box-office tracker Hollywood.com, that puts "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" second in the record books for midnight debuts, behind last year's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" with $26.3 million.
"Deathly Hallows" outdid the last installment in the franchise about the young wizard, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," which took in $22.2 million in its midnight debut last year.
The latest film is based on the first part of J.K. Rowling's seventh and final "Harry Potter" novel. The finale, "Deathly Hallows: Part 2," is due out next July.