Now this could get interesting. As you know, the other day I posted here on The Movie Blog wondering if Harry Potter could in fact beat “The Dark Knight” box office record. Well… things seem to be off to a good start for the young wizard.
The previous midnight screening box office record was held by The Dark Knight which made $18.5 million. Harry Potter just beat the crap out of that by taking in over $22.2 million. Good freaking grief! That’s more money that a lot of movies make in their entire runs. $22.2 million on just the midnight screenings?!?!?! Are you kidding me!?!?!
The Dark Knight currently holds the 5 day opening record with $203.7 million. Could Potter actually pass that by the end of the weekend? The short answer is yes it can. Will it? I’m not sure… but man it’ll be close.