Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final Harry Potter film, has broken the record for the biggest first day box office sales in the US and Canada, according to studio estimates.
Warner Bros, the film’s distributor, reports that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, made $92.1m (£57m) in North America on Friday. The previous single-day record belonged to The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which made $72.7m (£45m) on its opening day.
The film made more than £9 million in its first day in British cinemas, easily beating the previous record of £5.9 million made by the first instalment of Deathly Hallows, and it will almost certainly overtake the British record for an opening weekend, a record also held by the first Deathly Hallows film.
The first installment earned £18.3 million in its first three days last November. The new film is expected to make more than £20 million over its opening weekend.