Records were made to be broken…or at least tied.
After just five days in release, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has surpassed the $100 million mark domestically, tying the previous record set in 1999 by Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.
The film is also a sensation abroad. In England–where the movie was shot and premiered–Potter took in $23.7 million in just three days, an all-time record for the Brits.
The sequel to the film, titled Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, began shooting this week. It’s scheduled to premiere just before Thanksgiving 2002.