Harry Potter film opens with $330 mn worldwide

MUMBAI: The latest Harry Potter film has created a record of sorts. By grossing over $330 million worldwide on the opening day, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 became the highest grossing film in the US and Canada on the open day ticket sale among all the earlier films released in the Harry Potter series.

The film collected over $125.1 million, the sixth-best grossing film on the opening day behind The Dark Knight that made $158.4 million on the opening day in 2008.

Though the film couldn’t rope in $128 million, as estimated, it clearly beat the earlier best in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,that made a first-day collection of $102.7 million.

Elsewhere, in the UK the film made $28 million and in Germany $21.8 million. While in Australia it grossed $14.8 million, in Japan the film made $14 million, in Russia $12.3 million, in Italy $11.5 million, in Mexico $10.2 million and in China it collected $9 million.

In India, the first day’s net collections of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 was approximately Rs 25 million, taking into account all the versions like English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

The film stands out to be the biggest ever release in terms of prints (531) in India for the Harry Potter franschise.

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