'Half-Blood Prince' grosses $22.2 million at midnight
July 15, 2009 at 8:17 PM ET
HPANA (via Variety)
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The juggernaut that is Harry Potter continues to take in money at U.S. box offices. With the latest movie, Half-Blood Prince, opening in movie theaters across the country last night ticket sales have soared, so much so that the movie had the biggest midnight gross of all-time in earning $22.2 million on Wednesday.
According to Variety the movie beat the $18 million earned by The Dark Knight and the $17 million by Star Wars: Episode III. This year's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which also opened on a Wednesday, grossed $16 million in midnight runs.