Harry Potter has stormed to the top of the box office, grossing £18.3 million in its first three days of release. The new Harry Potter movie, titled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, is the first of two movies based on the last book of JK Rowling’s hit series.
According to figures released by Screen International, Harry Potter knocked ‘Due Date’ off top spot, with ‘Despicable Me’ taking up third position.
In the process of taking top spot, Warner Brothers announced that Harry Potter had broken five UK records, including biggest three day opening, and biggest opening day in ticket sales.
It wasn’t just the United Kingdom that visited cinemas to see the latest Harry Potter instalment, with American audiences also making the new Potter flick their most watched.
The movie broke the record of James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, which had made £15.3million on its opening weekend.
Whilst the all-time UK box office record is held by the movie Avatar, which has taken over £90million in the UK alone, the all time record could still be in reach with the movie having already taken over £200million in global ticket sales.
Josh Berger, president and managing director of Warner Bros Entertainment UK, said, “These remarkable box office numbers are a testament to the talents of the film-makers, cast and to the vision of JK Rowling, the creator of this magical world,”