The box office phenomenonthat is Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire has been felt within the giant-screen realm.

The fourth Potter film has broken every record for an IMAX Hollywoodtitle on simultaneous release. Debuting at 66 IMAX venues in North America, thefilm scored a three-day opening of $2.93m for a record-high per-screen averageof $44,000.

The debut also yielded thehighest opening-day gross - $1.06m as well as setting single-day box officerecords for each of the three days. Cinemas in Salt Lake City, Utah and St.Louis, Missouri sold out every screening of the film during the three days.

The company also reported$276,000 in box office from the nine IMAX cinemas in the UK, Mexico and Asiathat were part of the simultaneous release, a strong per-screen average ofapproximately $31,000. Launches are pending in 17 further IMAX centres for aworldwide release total of 92 screens.

In a statement, IMAX FilmedEntertainment chairman and president Greg Foster pointed to a strong showing inwhat he termed 'the tech-savvy demographic of 15-to-24-year old males' at theIMAX showings.

Warner Bros. will be hopingfor similar results on its IMAX-only re-release of The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience scheduled for November 23 in North America.