"Harry Potter" Opens BIG
"Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix" just opened in 2,311 theaters at midnight last night and it has already broken a record set by "The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King" by accumulating over $12 million for a Wednesday opening.
The movie has also had the biggest opening of all Potter movies in a number of foreign markets, including France, Korea, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Philippines and Malaysia. "Phoenix" will be the largest global release of any "Potter" movies to date.
Execs at Warner Brothers expect the movie to earn over $100 million over the 5-day run, but industry analysts believe it will go on to earn as much as $125 million. Today the movie is playing on a whopping 4,285 screens across the US. Potter is back bigger than ever!