Warner Bros Pictures International's (WBPI) fifth entry in the children's fantasy series drew approximately 14m admissions from 13,000 prints in 58 territories that saw the cumulative gross rise to $351.3m. The worldwide tally stands at more than $558m.
The weekend result includes $1.2m from 35 IMAX prints that elevated the large screen format's tally to $4m.
Order Of The Phoenix' performance was driven by an $18.6m (¥2.3bn) number one debut in Japan on 951 prints that registered a new franchise record launch and incorporated the industry's biggest three-day preview result of $9.5m (¥1.2bn).
Order Of The Phoenix scored Warner Bros' biggest opening day in Russia on Thursday and finished the weekend as the top film on $7m (Rbl 200m) in what was another franchise weekend launch record.
The film generated a franchise record and the fourth biggest industry weekend launch in Israel on $655,000 (NIS 2.8m) from 33 prints.
In second weekend holds in Europe, Harry and friends fell 46% in the UK on $14.2m (£7m) from 1,390 prints for $61.1m (£30.2m), tumbled 43% in Germany on $9m (Eu6.5m) from 1,345 for $33.9m (Eu24.8m), and fell 48% in France on $8.6m (Eu6.3m) from 1,060 for $28.9m (Eu21.2m).
All were number one holds, as were second weekend grosses in Italy and Spain. The film fell 54% in Italy on $2.7m (Eu1.9m) from 838 prints for a superb $18.4m (Eu13.5m), and dropped 54% in Spain on $3m (Eu2.2m) from 602 for $17m (Eu12.4m).
In the Asia/Pacific region Order Of The Phoenix tumbled 61% in Australia and held on to number one on $4.4m (A$5.1m) from 500 for $22m (A$25.5m), and fell 67% in South Korea where it ranked number two behind Die Hard 4.0 on $2.9m (KRW 2.7bn) for $18.7m (KRW 17.2bn).
In Latin America, WBPI's film ranked number two in Mexico behind Transformers and fell 60% on $3.2m (Ps 34.5m) from 1,039 prints for $18.2m (Ps 195.8m), however it stayed top in Brazil after dropping a slight 38% on $2.5m (R$4.7m) from 725 for $11.9m (R$22.6m).
Ocean's Thirteen grossed $2.8m from more than 1,100 prints in 53 territories for $154.8m.
DreamWorks/Paramount' Transformers is bearing down on $200m through PPI after $34m from 4,315 sites in 42 territories raised the tally to $192m.
Business was boosted by a number one $5.5m debut in Mexico on 413 screens that produced another career high for director Michael Bay.
Of the other nine releases, the film produced a new Bay record in Brazil on $2.7m from 327 screens, and opened number one in a handful of Latin American markets.
Results were as follows: $1m from 100 sites in Argentina; $892,000 from 88 in Colombia; $839,000 from 39 screens in Chile; $800,000 from 14 sites in Panama; $582,000 from 133 sites in Peru; and $495,000 from 60 sites in Venezuela. All generated new opening records for Bay except Argentina.
Transformers also opened top in South Africa on $382,000 from 102 venues.
Shrek The Third is still going strong, and added $10.6m from 4,544 screens in 54 territories for $381.4m.
Fox International's Die Hard 4.0 added $23m from 5,500 screens in 51 markets for $155.7m, buoyed by a $10.9m (10.1bn KRW) number one debut in South Korea from 549 screens.
The result translated into Fox's biggest opening weekend, following on from the distributor's $3.1m (2.9bn KRW) opening day record on Jul 18, which was also the industry's fourth biggest opening day. Executives believe the launch will set a company record opening week and will confirm results this week.
Die Hard 4.0 opened in Taiwan in second place on $1.3m from 192 screens. In third weekend holdovers, the Bruce Willis romp ranked fourth in the UK after adding $2.1m from 454 for $22.5m, and second in France after grossing $1.8m from 734 for $13.2m.
Fourth weekend holdovers generated $1.7m from 552 for $24.2m and a third place ranking in the film's biggest current market of Japan, as well as $1.2m from 785 in Germany for $19.1m and second place.
Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer added $1.5m from 2,200 screens in 34 markets for an international cumulative tally of $107.8m.
Buena Vista International's (BVI) Ratatouille added $3.4m from 1,972 theatres in 14 territories for $37.2m. It opens in South Korea on Jul 27 followed by Japan a day later.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End is expected to become the industry's fourth biggest international release by next weekend as $1.8m from 3,587 screens in 45 territories raised the overseas tally to $639.4m. It is now $1.7m behind the final international gross of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in fourth place.
Universal/UPI's comedy Knocked Up grossed $1.8m from 270 sites in two territories for $9.3m. It launched in New Zealand in third place on $285,000 from 46 venues, and added $1.5m from 224 sites in the third weekend in Australia for $9m.
Hot Fuzz stands at $54.4m, while Evan Almighty has taken $4.6m from the early stages of release and is yet to open in 50 territories. Mr Bean's Holiday has amassed $185.7m and goes out in China on Jul 27.
Sony Pictures Releasing International's thriller Vacancy added $720,000 from 510 screens in 11 markets for $5.3m. It opened in seventh place in Germany on $265,000 including previews from 150 screens, and opened third in Italy on $180,000 from 150 screens as well.