18 Jul 2009

$US104 million first day for latest Potter film

9:07 am on 18 July 2009

Warner Bros says the latest Harry Potter film made $US104 million on its first day in worldwide release.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth film in the series. It opened in 20 countries on Wednesday.

The BBC reports it took $US58.2 million in the United States and Canada - a tally that included a record $US22.2 million from midnight screenings.