New ‘Harry Potter’ film breaks North American box office records

'The Deathly Hallows: Part Two' rakes in estimated $92.1m on its opening day

The new Harry Potter film has broken North American box office records for an opening day’s takings, according estimates from distributor Warner Bros.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two, the eighth and final part in the franchise, made $92.1m (£57m) on Friday (July 15), reports BBC News.

The film, which accrued $25m (15.7m) in pre-sales of cinema tickets in the US alone, smashed the previous single-day record, $72.7m, which belonged to The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

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 raked 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 (£3.7bn) in ticket sales worldwide.

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