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Deathly Hallows Rakes It In

Harry Potter cast his usual spell on moviegoers Friday: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, the latest installment in the long-running series, took in $61.2 million on opening day. Though it didn’t break any all-time records its first day, it shattered its own franchise record: It took the last Potter film a whole weekend to make $77 million. Deathly Hallows’ strong opening puts it at fifth in the all-time opening days, with Christopher Nolan’s Batman sequel The Dark Knight leading the pack at $158 million. The new Potter movie is expected to make about $150 million this weekend, and as much as $400 million in its entire theatrical run.