Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton attend the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1' at Alice Tully Hall on November 15, 2010 in New York City.
Better find a big vault at Gringotts for the new “Harry Potter” film’s box office haul.
The first of two films based on J.K. Rowling’s final “Harry Potter” book, “Deathly Hallows” topped last year’s $22.2 million midnight opening for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."
But “Potter” fans’ purchasing power wasn’t enough to land an Avada Kedavra curse on the “Twilight” phenomenon.
“Deathly Hallows” places third on the list of highest grossing midnight debuts behind the last two installments of the teen vampire-werewolf drama, the AP reported.
“Twi-Hards” helped “Eclipse” rake in $30 million for its debut last summer, while “New Moon” reportedly earned $26.3 million at the witching hour in 2009.
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