As predicted in our previous article regarding Harry Potter and its box office dominance, the latest in the popular series broke records last night (or early this morning depending on how you look at it) with its massive $43.5 million midnight showings.
It destroyed Twilight: Eclipse and its former title of $30 million, which is saying a lot for a single playing time only. This is the first of many records that Potter is expected to demolish. The biggest of course is surpassing The Dark Knight‘s opening weekend record of $158 million.
It’s a daunting task, but if any film has the potential to do it Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has the best shot. Potter has 3D on its side as well, making it seem even more of a sure thing compared to The Dark Knight, which had to earn dough the the old fashioned way. It’ll be interesting to see how things play out this weekend at the box office.
What do you think? Can it topple The Dark Knight?