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Final 'Harry Potter' sets midnight box office record

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harry Potter still has that magic touch -
even before dawn.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," the final film
in the successful Warner Bros. boy wizard franchise, conjured up
$43.5 million from midnight shows Friday, according to studio
estimates.
It beat the previous midnight record set last summer by "The
Twilight Saga: Eclipse," which earned around $30 million for its
midnight screenings.
With the addition of 3-D, "Part 2" could end the franchise's
spellbinding 10-year story with a total weekend debut approaching
$150 million. That would surpass the $125 million opening last
November of the first "Deathly Hallows" installment.
The current debut weekend record is $158 million set by "The
Dark Knight" in 2008.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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