Harry Potter is on the way to his biggest magic act yet.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 conjured up $61.2 million in U.S. sales in its first day, positioning it for the best opening weekend ever for the series about the young wizard.
Good job! Cast members Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton pose at the New York premiere of Deathly Hallows earlier this month
According to Entertainment Weekly, Deathly Hallows could make up to 156 million dollars over the whole weekend, 'Which as Ron Weasley would say, is "bloody brilliant,"' its box office analyst says.
In the new film, Lord Voldemort and his evil henchmen have taken control of the wizarding worldand Harry is in constant danger.
Danger: Harry Potter and the gang will face danger and adventure in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
The film focuses on the close friendship between the three main characters, particularly on the budding romance between Hermione and Ron.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is due out in July.