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Potter Alert: Half-Blood Prince Pulls in Estimated $20 Million at Midnight Screenings

July 15th, 2009

Variety reports that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince grossed an estimated $20 million at midnight screenings last night. If that number holds, it will set a new record for the biggest gross from midnight screenings, topping the $18 million earned by The Dark Knight last year. It's also streets ahead of the $12 million picked up by The Order of the Phoenix two year ago. If the new release maintains this pace, it should comfortably top $200 million by the end of the weekend, and beat Dark Knight's five-day record of $203.7 million. We'll keep you posted on news as we get it.

Filed under: The Dark Knight, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix