The results are in from the potentially record-setting next-to-last installment of the Potter franchise, with Variety reporting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 has garnered $24 million from midnight runs at 3,700 screenings.
From Hollywood-insider Nikki Finke:
This is off to a huge start with $11M already reported for Friday matinees," a Warner Bros executive emails me. The studio believes that [Deathly Hallows: Part 1] could open to a whopping $135M by Sundays's end.
Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will expand to 4,125 locations for the upcoming weekend, eying to continue the best opening in Potter film history.
Check back regularly for further reports as Deathly Hallows: Part 1 continues its run.