Half-Blood Prince Already Breaking Records

July 16, 2009 by  
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The sixth installment of the Potter series Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has barely been out for 24 hours but has already broken records.

Its 12:01 midnight screenings in the US took a whopping $22.2million, the largest sum taken on an opening of that kind.

Paling in comparison are The Dark Knight, opening with $18m, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith ($17m) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($16m).

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix also opened in midnight slots in 2007, taking $12m and going on to gross $139.7m in its first five-days.

If Half-Blood Prince continues to outperform its predecessor to such an extent, this could be the biggest UK opening weekend of all time by quite a margin.

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