‘Harry Potter’ Sets International Imax Record


A scene from the 3D opening of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'

A scene from the 3D opening of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: An Imax 3D Experience has set a new Imax record after pulling in $3.6M from Wednesday through to Sunday internationally.

The record haul occurred across 62 international Imax theaters, equating to $58,000 per screen every day for the five day timeframe, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The news follows a series of record breaking box office hauls by the film.  Read about those here.

“Warner Bros. is thrilled with the opening weekend numbers and setting a new Imax international record,” said Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, president of Warner Bros. Pictures International. “These results are a testament to the long and flourishing partnership we have had with Imax, with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince marking the 19th feature title our companies have released together.”

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince set Imax opening weekend boxoffice records in numerous coutries including Russia, Ukraine, France, Hong Kong, India, Brazil, the U.K., Japan and the Philippines.

Only the opening 12 minutes of the film is in Imax 3D.



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