The Warner Bros sequel grossed $12m in domestic theatres and set a new record for a midnight launch, overtaking The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King's $8m in 2003.
Harry and friends opened number one in each of the initial wave of 44 territories that will open this weekend through Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI), and raced to an early $13.7m overseas tally. Combined with the domestic launch print count, this represents the studio's widest ever global opening.
The film grossed a sensational $5.9m from 920 prints in its first day in France, drawing 720,000 admissions in what has become the biggest opening for the franchise and the third biggest opening day in industry history.
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix produced the biggest opening for the franchise in Australia, where it took $3m from 500 prints and 386,000 admissions for the industry's fourth or fifth biggest opening day. Franchise records also fell in South Korea, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Malaysia
Complete Wednesday figures for the openings in Germany, Italy, Spain, and Brazil will be available tomorrow.