Friday, November 19, 2010

Harry Potter Can’t Top Twilight for Midnight Record

Happy Friday to my Twi-Hearts!

So, who stayed out to wee hours of the night last night to watch 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1'? I know I did. I'm Switzerland when it comes to Team Wizard v. Team Twilight. Convenient, no? Best of both world. Who's with me?

Now, it was widely predicted that the latest installment of the Harry Potter franchise would take place over the records set by the two most recent Twilight films. However the results fell short of what was widely thought to be an easy win for Harry Potter to overtake Twilight records. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 did not set a midnight record over the two most recent Twilight movies, Eclipse and New Moon.

brought in $30 million and New Moon earned $26 million at midnight shows. While Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 earned $24 million in its debut during wee hours on Friday.

Regardless of the midnight showing results, Harry Potter will undoubtedly be in the top ten films this year and in all likelihood make the top five. The franchise is also set to overtake Star Wars as the most successful film franchise at the box office.

It will take another few days to see if New Moon can stay ahead of the new Harry Potter movie when it comes to opening weekend earnings. New Moon went on to earn an astounding $143 million its opening weekend making it the biggest opening of 2009. Harry Potter is on track to earn between $125 million and $135 million this weekend, according to Forbes.

(Via Twilight Lexicon)


  1. I am Team Switzerland as well. I like both. :) And I was at the midnight premier!

  2. its impossible to chose between HP and Twilight :'(

  3. thats right suckers! didnt got to opening day for that reason!!

  4. Vote for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson at Kristen is really losing to Angelina Jolie for best actress.

  5. VOTE FOR KRISTEN! ughh! she's losing to angelina jolie? and who wants that ? NO ONE! go vote!!!