Harry Potter breaks US midnight box office record

  • IANS, Los Angeles
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  • Updated: Jul 27, 2011 11:07 IST
  • Laughing, crying, playing, the Harry Potter characters have grown up from fresh-faced kids to valiant wizards. Check out their journey from the first to the ...

  • Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe, has grown from a clumsy boy to a brave wizard.

  • Hermione Granger, played by Emma Watson, is our Miss 'Know-it-all' and a true beauty with brains all through the HP series.

  • Ron Weasley, played by Rupert Grint, our lovable sidekick is Potter's hero best guy friend.

  • Ginny Weasley, played by Bonnie Wright, doesn't seem like an obvious choice for Harry's soul mate in the prior editions but then she surprises us ...

  • Neville Longbottom, played by Matthew Lewis, is our cute 'true friend' who has had a traumatizing childhood but braved through it all to grow up ...

  • The Weasley Twins, Fred and George, played by James and Oliver Phelps, have always made us roll on the floor laughing with their witty jokes ...

  • Tom Felton, who plays the role of Draco Malfoy in the Potter installments, has grown into an eye candy for girls and they drool over ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final movie of the popular boy wizard, has set a new US box office record after raking in $43.5 million dollars from midnight screenings alone.

The movie was released across the US Friday midnight.

Contactmusic.com reports that Warner Bros. studio bosses were also bracing for a big showing this weekend. According to industry insiders' prediction, the new Potter film could also surpass the US opening weekend record of $158 million.

Since 2001's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the Harry Potter movies have earned more than $6 billion in global revenue.

 

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