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Harry Potter Conjures Up $20 Million First Day

Harry Potter Conjures Up $20 Million First Day

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince pulled in $20 million during its midnight run at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, according to Variety.

The best midnight run of all time!!!

That figure beats the $18 million earned by the latest Batman flick, The Dark Knight, which is also a film by Warner Bros. The next best film was 20th Century Fox’s Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith with $17 million.

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80 Responses to “Harry Potter Conjures Up $20 Million First Day”

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  1. 1
    Ronloyola Says:

    WOW! GO HP!

  2. 2
    mayra Says:

    I hate the harry potter francise, boring at least

  3. 3
    nikki Says:

    i loved the movie!!!

  4. 4
    athena Says:

    Nah, it had to do better than that…the movie theater that my sister and I went to had 4 theatres reserved for the new HP series…and at least the three were sold out…I think it pulled in more on its first opening midnight showing…IT was great and I can’t wait to see it again…the directors have a great way of pulling out the visual imaginations of the scenes…GO SEE IT EVERYONE, IT’S GREAT!!!

  5. 5
    anonymous Says:

    i heard it sucked but im still seeing it twilight is better times a million

  6. 6
    Ellen Says:

    i saw it! it was great, especially the love scenes. they were funny(: everyone should go seee it!

  7. 7
    to anonymous Says:

    Reviews both professional and by folks who ACTUALLY saw the HP movie are raves.
    How would you know that Twilight is better if you haven’t seen HP. How ignorant a statement is that?
    What are you? A teenager in love with Pattison?

  8. 8
    Weber Says:

    WOW I’ll watch it in Friday night \o/

  9. 9
    David Sep Says:

    I saw this last night it was fun.

    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian available for pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray.

  10. 10
    BB Says:

    wow everyone is getting so emotional over this movie but it does look really good i cant wait to see HP(which will be this weekend) and NEW MOON!:)♥

  11. 11
    Madeline Says:

    Amazing! The movie followed the book very well! I mean, they left out some parts that I thought should be in the movie but, you can’t fit everything from a book in a movie!

    It was absolutely spectacular! And I would give it an 11 out of 10 :)

  12. 12
    marie Says:

    saw it at midnight!!loved it! but not enough snape or prof. mcgon.! love them.and the harry//ginny thing was not that well done/ but STILL LOVED it

  13. 13
    jENKINS Says:

    I loved it!

  14. 14
    blahhhh Says:


  15. 15
    natalie Says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie, I’m going Friday for my brother’s birthday. I’m glad it’s doing good.

  16. 16
    Granit Says:

    Wow! I am surprised. I thought the Harry Potter popularity had fizzled out.

  17. 17
    mime Says:

    i saw it at midnight…amazingly incredible!

  18. 18
    truthshallgiveuproblems Says:

    im going to go see it this weekend, reality is:
    if you like action then you’ll give bad reviews to drama
    if you like drama then action will make you go to sleep

    i like the HP series, i havent seen twilight so i wont give a review, a lot of people told me transformers sucked but i went to see it and it rocked.

    Bottom line criticism is based upon imagination, cuz when people come outta the theater they say: “it wasnt what i imagined it would be like”
    expectations are what give value to some reviews.

  19. 19
    Nahla Says:

    OH GOD I WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m hoping to see it with my cousin very very soon =)

  20. 20
    matt Says:

    i saw it! ,, loved it!!!, obviously its not 100% like the book, this one its my favorite of the francise. its funny,, and sad:(, and the quidditch its cool! :)

  21. 21
    Jessica Says:

    I went at midnight, it was AWESOME! They did a great job on this movie. Harry, Ron & Hermione’s acting just gets better and better. I was alittle disappointed with Ginny. Her character was different than in the book, not as confidant and popular, she didn’t have many lines and was pretty boring. Also, they should have made the ending a little more climactic. Other than those small things it was wonderful.

  22. 22
    stella Says:

    It is quite good – I am in love with books, have read them since they first came to the states when I was 10. The movies have never really compared, but this installment is by far the best. It captures the feeling and themes of the book quite successfully and is comic and romantic to boot.

    Plus, the theatre I was at had 8 screens showing it, and all were sold out. It was a mad-house. No way has HP mania fizzled out.

  23. 23
    wendy Says:

    it was amazing!
    they did such a good job adapting the book into a movie!

  24. 24
    thnclcbnla Says:

    OMG THE MOVIE WAS AMAZINNGGGG! I went to the midnight showing & I absolutely loved it!

  25. 25
    Nick Says:

    It actually made 22.1M!!!-

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