Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 has already amassed $49.3m heading into the weekend.
Warner Bros reported a $25m North American haul from 3,700 sites. Overseas, the fantasy adventure took $24.3m from 20 territories including some Wednesday launches and previews.
The studio announced select territory highlights:
- Germany: $5.4m (€3.9m) and 515,000 admissions from 1,450 screens nationwide including Wednesday previews;
- Australia: $3.9m (A$4m) and 334,000 admissions from 610 screens nationwide including Wednesday previews; and
- Mexico: $2m (Ps 24.4m) and 531,000 admissions from opening day on 1,506 screens nationwide.
Reports claim the domestic midnight launch ranks as the third highest behind the last two Twilight releases. Eclipse made $30m and New Moon grossed $26.3m.