Good news, GWC Harry Potter fans! Earning an astonishing $22.2 million dollars last night alone, the sixth installment of the hugely popular 'Potter series obliterated the record for a midnight showing, eclipsing previous record holder The Dark Knight by a whopping $4 million.
Dark Knight nabbed the record last summer with a midnight release gross of $18 million, edging out Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith, which earned $17 million for its late-night release in May 2005. Half-Blood Prince also nearly doubled the midnight gross of the series' previous installment Order of the Phoenix, which earned $12 million opening night. Go, Harry!
Potter 6 Opens Huge With $22.2 Million Midnight Take [SciFi Wire]