Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 grossed a franchise-best estimated $61.15M in its opening day. That figure includes the estimated $24M it grossed from Thursday-midnight performances.
“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” still holds the opening day record with $72.7M. ‘Eclipse’ is second with 68.5M, followed by “The Dark Knight” in third with $67.2M and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” in fourth with $62M.
The film is expected to take in somewhere in the neighborhood of $135-145M for the full weekend.