Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Causes Midnight Madness… And More

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Causes Midnight Madness

FIVE-DAY OPENING BOX OFFICE UPDATE:
$140 million (Variety report estimate)
Best five-day opening in history (non-holiday)

$330 million worldwide
#3 foreign opening ever


DAY ONE BOX OFFICE UPDATE: $44.2 million (Variety report estimate)
#1 Wednesday opening ever
#5 one-day box office of all timeWe’ll offer some perspective this weekend…


Wizardry is always more fun after midnight…Variety reports that yesterday’s 12am screenings of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix grossed $12 million, crushing the previous midnight record held by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (about $8M).If this 5th Harry installment storms out of the gates, it could head past $40 million on Wednesday alone, breaking Spider-Man 2‘s midweek opening record.QUESTION: Did you see the movie within these first two days? TELL US

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  1. Norm S., 10 years ago Reply

    - Jose –

    I would have been surprised if your midnight screening WASN’T full. Thanks for your opinion on the movie — if you’d like to send along your own summary review, click on the tab “Capsule Reviews: 25 Words or Less” up at the top of the site.

    Thanks for coming by.

    -Norm S.


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