Variety: Half-Blood Prince Takes in 20 Million at Midnight Showings, Beats Dark Knight Update: Now 22 Million
Jul 15, 2009
Well those sold-out showings at midnight certainly proved popular: Variety is reporting that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was a huge hit, “taking in as much as $20 million when opening at 12:01 a.m. Wedneday at the domestic B.O., according to early estimates.That
figure beats the $18 million earned in midnight runs by Warners’ very
own “The Dark Knight” and the $17 million earned by 20th Century Fox’s
“Star Wars: Episode III ”Revenge of the Sith.” UPDATE: The AP reports WB has announced the actual total is 22.2 Million. Wow!