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'Harry Potter' Strong at Friday Box Office!

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Nov 20, 2010 | 6:08am EST

058894H1.jpgAfter posting the third biggest midnight gross of $24 million, Warner Bros. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 went on to earn a magical $61,150,000 in its first full day of release in 4,125 theatres.  This is the fifth biggest single-day gross in box office history.

With the biggest weekend debut of any 'Potter' movie now assured (2005's Goblet of Fire set previous high of $102.7M), the first part of the final chapter in the decade long franchise is already a certified box office hit.  With a single-day gross that many films would be hard-pressed to earn in a single weekend, 'Harry Potter' continues to weave his spell over an adoring fan base.

Click here for a chart of Top Single-Day Grosses

Click here for our Midnight Potter Madness Story

Click here for our 'Potter' Weekend Preview Story

and finally, Click here for 'Harry Potter' Franchise Stats

Here are the top single-day grosses as compiled by Hollywood.com Box Office:

TOP SINGLE-DAY MOVIE GROSSES OF ALL-TIME               

               

RANK    Day of Release    Day of Week    Date    Single-Day Gross

    THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (SUMMIT ENT.) - Opened 11/20/09           

1    1    Friday    11/20/2009    $72,703,754

               

    THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (SUMMIT ENT.) - Opened 06/30/10           

2    1    Wednesday    6/30/2010    $68,533,840

               

    THE DARK KNIGHT (WARNER BROS.) - Opened 7/18/08           

3    1    Friday    7/18/2008    $67,165,092

               

    TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (PARA) - Opened 6/24/09           

4    1    Wednesday    6/24/2009    $62,016,476

               

    HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1 (WARNER BROS.) - Opened 11/19/10           

5    1    Friday    11/19/2010    $61,150,000

               

    SPIDER-MAN 3 (SONY) - Opened 5/4/07           

6    1    Friday    5/4/2007    $59,841,919

               

    HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE (WARNER BROS.) - Opened 7/15/09           

7    1    Wednesday    7/15/2009    $58,175,412

               

    PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST (BV) - Opened 7/7/06           

8    1    Friday    7/7/2006    $55,830,600

               

    SPIDER-MAN 3 (SONY) - Opened 5/4/07           

9    2    Saturday    5/5/2007    $51,336,732

               

    IRON MAN 2 (PARAMOUNT/MARVEL) - Opened 5/7/10           

10    1    Friday    5/7/2010    $51,239,677

               

    STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH (FOX) - Opened 5/19/05           

11    1    Thursday    5/19/2005    $50,013,859

               

    THE DARK KNIGHT (WARNER BROS.) - Opened 7/18/08           

12    2    Saturday    7/19/2008    $47,650,240

               

    SHREK THE THIRD (PARAMOUNT) - Opened 5/18/07           

13    2    Saturday    5/19/2007    $47,077,497

               

    IRON MAN 2 (PARAMOUNT/MARVEL) - Opened 5/7/10           

14    2    Saturday    5/8/2010    $45,776,170

               

    X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (FOX) - Opened 5/26/06           

15    1    Friday    5/26/2006    $45,102,265

               

    SHREK 2 (DREAMWORKS) - Opened 5/19/04           

16    4    Saturday    5/22/2004    $44,797,042

               

    PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST (BV) - Opened 7/7/06           

17    2    Saturday    7/8/2006    $44,443,225

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