"Deathly Hallows: Part 1" Earned $24 Million for Midnight Shows
November 19, 2010, 09:40 PM
Variety is reporting that the midnight box office results for "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" are $24 million:
Warner Bros. kicked off what likely will be a boffo opening weekend for
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," launching the film at
3,700 midnight runs for a late-night take of $24 million.
Pic screened at a record-setting 238 domestic Imax screenings,
contributing $1.4 million, which surpassed the company's previous $1
million midnight record holder "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."
Overall, "Hallows" fell short of catching "Eclipse's" $30 million
late-night record, though that film benefited from a more rabid young
femme demo and a shorter runtime, as well as its less restrictive summer
Warner will screen "Hallows" this weekend at 4,125 U.S. locations.
i really think that if it was during the summer, part 1 would have caught eclipse. and arent these stats just for the u.s? surely it did even better overseas? anyway, hp beats twilight anyway, no matter how much dough it makes. :D
I am proud to say that every midnight show was sold out in the city of Boston…such a college town.
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just saw it. I cried and laughed so hard. I cannot wait to see Part 2!
Part II with IMAX 3-d will trump Twilight.
Part 2 alone will be twilight…this is ONLY midnight… I See 400 million US dollars across the horizon
Just got back! Great movie. Pretty much stayed true to the book. My only criticism is there wasn’t enough of the Harry Potter theme in the music….I thought they were going to correct that from the previous few movies…although the music was good…dark where it needed to be. Can’t wait for Part 2!!! RIP Dobby…………..
It’s an amazeing movie!
I saw it in IMAX, it was packed! The shows were all sold out, lots of camping ..
This is only midnight screenings, on a Thursday, in November… I think it is GREAT! and Twilight has nothing on Harry Potter, there is still so much more to come from this movie :D
a-mazing. A-MAZING movie !!
I think the reason we lost was because its a school night. We’ll do much better in July! Amazing movie I want to see it again!
great movie, seen it twice already
Best in the series and will be No.i in HP series.
Actors did really a good job, They lived upto the expectation
its funny, I was certain the show would be sold out and bought my tickets really early, but the there were only about thirty of us in the theater.
Dobby. All I want in life is more of Dobby, but oh no he can’t be there unless he is going to DIE in 5 seconds after he brightens my day.
It was fantastic! I agree with hermy007, if it was summer time or even Thanksgiving break during the midnight opening I think they would have pulled in more than Eclipse. Maybe the timing hurt a little with those numbers. The theater I was at, wasn’t as packed as I thought it would have been. Never the less, the movie was amazing! The cast and crew did an amazing job! I can’t wait until Part 2! :)