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'Harry Potter' Obliterates Midnight Box Office Records!

Fri, July 15, 2011 3:30pm EDT by Russ Weakland 7 Comments

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ smashed all midnight screening records Thursday by making an astonishing $43.5 million! Well done, Hogwarts!

Wow — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has hit theaters and it is already breaking records! It’s no surprise to any Harry Potter fan the final installment is generating as much buzz as it has this week, but now movie ticket sales have confirmed it. More than 6,000 midnight showings sold out prior to Thursday night’s big release and now, theaters even added 3:00 a.m. showings, because fans needed to see the movie as soon as possible! And we don’t blame them!

Update: As of Sunday, Harry Potter has grossed a record $293.8 million worldwide, Deadline reports.

So HollywoodLifers, Have you seen it yet? If so, tell us what you thought below!

Russ Weakland