$93.7M Opening Weekend for Prisoner of Azkaban in U.S., 23.8 Million Pounds in UKMovies
Box Office Mojo is reporting that the official total for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban's opening weekend in the U.S. is $93.7 million. This makes it the highest-grossing first weekend for an HP movie, and the third-highest opening weekend of all time in the U.S. (behind Shrek 2 and Spider-man), and bodes well for the rest of its box office life. According to the site, the film took in $38.2 million on Friday, $31.5 million on Saturday (-17.7 percent) and $23.9 million on Sunday (-24 percent). Thanks Laura!
In the UK, says the BBC, the film also beat its own records, taking in 23.8 million pounds. (The U.S. receipts equal about 50 million pounds.)