Harry Potter a record breaker

Harry Potter 5The fifth installment in the Harry Potter movie franchise, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, brought in over $12 million (all figures US) at opening day midnight showings alone, according to the Hollywood Reporter. That beats the previous record holder, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which took in $8 million in 2003. In 2005, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, made $6 million on opening night. The current film is also breaking records overseas.

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  1. Escalator Man • July 12, 2007 @ 10:51 AM

    Oh great, now they’ll probably make ANOTHER one…:(

  2. sk8tergirl • July 12, 2007 @ 11:05 AM

    The movies are based on the books. Of course they will make another one!

  3. Ed Davis • July 12, 2007 @ 11:08 AM

    Not EVERY book should be made into a movie…

  4. Rob • July 12, 2007 @ 11:59 AM

    They shouldn’t make another one, why does the immature army support this movie by throwing so much money at a film that has a terrible screenplay, terrible effects and overpriced toys located in every store

  5. silentbob • July 12, 2007 @ 12:16 PM

    Hollywood is running out of ideas, so of course most movies these days are based on books!

  6. silentbob • July 12, 2007 @ 12:17 PM

    Hollywood is running out of ideas, so of course most movies these days are based on books! I love Harry Potter, All you haters up yours.

  7. Fun Bobby • July 12, 2007 @ 3:15 PM

    It’s amazing the dreck people embrace just to fit in; popular culture casts a wide net but the catch is so fleeting.

  8. sk8tergirl • July 12, 2007 @ 3:27 PM

    I like the Harry Potter films. It’s no surprise that the fifth movie was a record breaker.

  9. Kevin • July 12, 2007 @ 5:00 PM

    all u transformers fans are the BIGGEST losers OUT THERE! u hate on harry potter becuase it got better reviews then those dumb robots! GET OVER IT! bloody haters. and yes, they will make another one because potter has fans. more fans then “robots”

  10. Johnny • July 12, 2007 @ 5:57 PM

    hey dumbass, they are making another transformers movie

  11. kevin • July 12, 2007 @ 7:13 PM

    i know that, stupid! but it sucked ass, and got REALLY bad reviews…if u dont believe me go to rottentomato.com to see…so dont be jealous that potter gets amazing reviews, while transexuals got terrible ones.

  12. kevin • July 12, 2007 @ 7:14 PM

    i said it before and i’ll say it again…transformers fans are the worst fans out there!

  13. Pencil Neck • July 12, 2007 @ 8:08 PM

    Potter fans are WORSE than the worst fans out there.

  14. teresa • July 12, 2007 @ 9:34 PM

    Both the Transformer movie and the 5th Harry Potter were great. For all the Harry Potter haters, why bother? If you don’t like it, then don’t go watch it. Obviously a lot of people out there do like it since its pulled in however millions of dollars. Maybe if you went ahead and read the books, you would gain some insight into why so many people love the series.

  15. London Dairy Air • July 13, 2007 @ 6:05 AM

    The Potter films should continue indefinitely like the Bond movies. I’d love to see them do a crossover with the Cody Banks franchise.

  16. silentbob • July 13, 2007 @ 11:08 AM

    I think HP and Trasformers are awsome, don’t let reviews decide for you. you decide for yourself. Oh yeah I saw the cody banks movies, and they suck!

  17. Fahad • July 13, 2007 @ 12:50 PM

    Man both movies are awesome . I have to agree with HP fans that the movie doesn’t resemble the Book 5 in many ways however the last part was very good in terms of action scenes. The exclusion if Bill , Charlie, Quibler and RS is definately a sad thing however Transformers were also off by many things but all in all good movies both of em.

  18. vicki • July 13, 2007 @ 2:41 PM

    i love harry potter books and movies. They’re not immature, they are creative and imaginative. I’ve been watching them since i was 11 and now im 15 and will always love these movies. Oh and pencil neck u probably love star trek or something and u can kiss my ***.

  19. nikki • July 13, 2007 @ 3:03 PM

    HARRY POTTER ROCKS! I don’t understand why people see or listen to things they don’t like! I personally am not a horror fan, so I don’t pay any attention to any of that stuff. So if you don’t like HP or Transformers, don’t go see it! It’s not rocket science, people! I myself will be seeing this movie today, so haters, you all need to shove off or give it a chance!

  20. Disappointed • July 13, 2007 @ 3:52 PM

    Harry Potter no longer resembles J.K. Rowling’s creation; now he’s a hip London bachelor owing more to Austin Powers than Gandalf the White. They’re taking too many liberties with the books.

  21. Anonymous • July 14, 2007 @ 7:56 PM

    how fucking stupid are you to think they arent making a new one? no joke, have you been living under a rock or something for the past 7 years?! and people who dont like harry potter are probably just dumbass conservative republicans who voted for george bush. and look where that got us.

  22. stephanie • July 15, 2007 @ 9:54 AM

    Seriously all you Haters really need to find something better to do w/ your time. If all you do is go on sites to post your negative comments you really need to re-evaluate your lives. I realize that you all have opinions but to go on and on w/ negativity. Is that really the person you want to be or at least be seen as, a negative ppl slammer, always putting others down, even ppl you dont REALLY know. Yes not all my opinions are positive but I at least realize that it just that, an opinion, I dont tell others that something sucks, I merely state that I dont particularly like that particular thing. But to voice your opinion like its LAW, no wonder the world is in the state it is w/ ALL YOU HATERS OUT THERE, why dont you used that negative energy for something good like saving the environment. Harry Potter is well done, touching, funny, and has some real life lessons and just because you dont agree doesnt make you law.

  23. Janice Buckley • July 16, 2007 @ 1:57 AM

    Much ado about nothing…

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