Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opened at midnight early on Wednesday, and in my Reject Report column I had predicted that box office records might be in jeopardy. Boy, was I ever right. $22.2 million in midnight sales alone: a new record, shattering The Dark Knight!
$58 million on opening day, though, falls short of the Wednesday Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen record set earlier this year. I was hoping that record might fall, too, because that Transformers movie really was garbage.
More on Harry Potter's box office performance later this weekend.