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"Deathly Hallows: Part 1" Earned $24 Million for Midnight Shows

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Posted by: Mel
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 berth.
Warner will screen "Hallows" this weekend at 4,125 U.S. locations.

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2635 Points

We were at a midnight showing and the audience was largely under 18 and most said they were skipping school the next day. If it had been summer, there is no way we wouldn’t have caught Twilight. The film came off the projector about 10 minutes before the end and we waited about 25 minutes to see the end. Manager gave everyone free passes to compensate for our time.

Posted by beallgood01 *WBM* on November 20, 2010, 11:56 AM report to moderator
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451 Points

proud to say i helped make that happen!(:

Posted by pigwey on November 20, 2010, 02:13 PM report to moderator
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255 Points

I don’t think WB really expected a record breaking opening here. I really think they’re banking on the final installment opening in the summer. I’m curious to see what will happen.

Posted by Silvery Doe on November 20, 2010, 03:10 PM report to moderator
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106 Points

How do you think someone who’s not really a fan of the books would like the movie? Will it make sense to someone who hasn’t read a single book?

Posted by chanman on November 20, 2010, 03:35 PM report to moderator
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1428 Points

I feel like this film wasn’t as heavily marketed as the others.. I agree that if it was a summer showing we would have beat Eclipse.

Posted by jenbabe705 on November 20, 2010, 05:34 PM report to moderator
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226 Points

Bloody Hell! Myoh my and I agreee if it hadn’t been during the school year I’m sure it would have topped Eclipse!

Posted by DancewithaGinger on November 20, 2010, 05:35 PM report to moderator
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58 Points

Amazing movie, went to the midnight showing :D just purely an Amazing movie :D

Posted by CrucioImperioAvadaKedavra on November 20, 2010, 05:40 PM report to moderator
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1740 Points

24 Million with 3700 views! Thats fantastic! But why did Eclipse have to get in the way?!

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92 Points

so glad i helped :)

Posted by dobbyis_free on November 20, 2010, 06:15 PM report to moderator
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12005 Points

I saw it, and am ready for part 2. I am glad to have seen Dobby, and found that part funny then sad. Bring kleenex.

Posted by budgie on November 20, 2010, 09:50 PM report to moderator
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37 Points

Great movie! Absoultely amazing. I definitely intend on seeing it again and in IMAX!!

Posted by Drew2SOA on November 20, 2010, 11:20 PM report to moderator
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135 Points

One thing I don’t know if they are taking into account when calculating that total of Eclipse versus HP7 part 1 is that theaters were having a showing of all 3 Twilight movies and I think it cost $30 a pop for that (although they did give a $10 gift card for drinks and snacks). Some theaters were showing 3 HP movies, but it cost $20 and was not well advertised at all. I did not find out about it until a few days before and could not take off work to go. I personally think those movie numbers should be counted in tickets purchased rather than money made on tickets, as ticket prices vary depending on the area of the country you are in and by which type of show you see (Imax versus regular). I think that would be a more accurate picture of how popular a particular movie is. Loved the movie and will be going for repeating viewing next week. : )

Posted by polyjusposhun on November 21, 2010, 04:52 AM report to moderator
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59 Points

i loved it so much, it was so amazing. I really can’t wait to see it again!

Posted by clpotter on November 21, 2010, 05:35 AM report to moderator
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247 Points

It was brilliant!!!!

Posted by Airallia on November 21, 2010, 05:36 AM report to moderator
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247 Points

yeah well i guess the timing was a little bit of a problem because I wouldn’t have seen it if it hadn’t been my long weekend off school.

Posted by Airallia on November 21, 2010, 05:37 AM report to moderator
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