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'Harry Potter' film makes $25m in advance ticket sales

Finale on course to beat the 'Twilight' record

'Harry Potter' film makes $25m in advance ticket sales

The latest Harry Potter film, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two, has already accrued $25m (£15.7m) in pre-sales in the US alone. The figure, mainly thought to be based on midnight shows, puts Potter on course to replace last year's Twilight: Eclipse which managed a staggering $30m (£18.8m) for the preview shows alone.

The record for biggest takings for a single day remains Twilight: New Moon at $72m (£45.2m), but some think with the 3D element, Deathly Hallows: Part Two could topple it.

The honour of biggest opening weekend takings belongs to The Dark Knight, which pulled in $158m (£99.2m) over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part One drew in $125m (£78.5m) for its opening weekend ending with a total of $954m (£599m), only $46m (£28.8m) shy of the magic 'Billion Dollar' mark.

The Potter films collectively have amassed over $6 Billion (£3.7b) in ticket sales worldwide.

For more Box Office records check out Box Office Mojo.

Check out Daniel Radcliffe talking exclusively to NME in the video below.

Video: Harry Potter and the De...: Exclusive Interview With Dani...

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