Warner Bros. is reporting that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II grabbed $92.1 million on Friday after starting off with $43.5 million from midnight shows. That shatters the previous first day record of $72.7 million set by The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Deathly Hallows: Part II will easily top the The Dark Knight's opening weekend record of $158.4 million, which equates to $173 million when adjusting for inflation. The film's worldwide total is now $249.6 million.
Winnie the Pooh managed $2.9 million on Friday in the shadow of Potter. The Disney release should manage to hold up well in the weeks to come after its slow debut.
Most of the top 10 was decimated by the emergence of Potter, but Horrible Bosses managed to hold up pretty well. Word-of-mouth is quite good for the dark comedy.
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.