Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 made $42.5 million at midnight screenings in the US and Canada, according to Warner Bros. The previous record was about $30 million, set in 2009 by ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon.’ Fans lined up early on Thursday for the shows.
It will earn more than $80 million domestically by the end of Friday night. The previous record for single-day receipts was also ‘New Moon,’ at $72.7 million. It on track to break the all-time opening weekend record of $158.4 million, set by ‘The Dark Knight’ in 2008.
After opening in 26 foreign markets Wednesday & an additional 17 on Thursday, the movie took in $82.5 million internationally in two days. 39 percent higher than ‘Deathly Hallows Part 1′ generated in its first two days in same countries.