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Movie News: It takes magic to break Spider-man 2's record

Submitted by: WallCrawler on Jul 12, 2007

Source: www.ComingSoon.net

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix takes the record for largest Wednesday opening away from Spidey 2

www.ComingSoon.net reports that Warner Bros. Pictures' Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix earned an estimated $44.2 million on Wednesday making it the biggest Wednesday single-day gross in box-office history. The figure includes $12 million from midnight showings that started Tuesday going on Wednesday.

This tops Sony Pictures' Spider-Man 2 which held the record since 2004 with its $40.4 million take on Wednesday, June 30th of that year.

It's also the fifth-biggest opening day for a movie in history, surpassing Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' $42.9 million.

In addition, "Order of the Phoenix" earned $1.9 million from a record-breaking 91 IMAX screens, the highest opening day ever for any day of the week, beating Spider-Man 3, whose take was $1.8 million on IMAX screens.

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