Box Office: Harry Potter Breaks Spider-Man 2's Wednesday Record

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the new all-time Wednesday box office champion, topping Spider-Man 2's $40.4M. The opening day estimate, however, sailed past my target range of $39M-$42M. HP5 is in the stratosphere with a breathtaking estimated $44.3M to start its domestic run. Harry's record-breaking day started off Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at 12:01a with a staggering $12M. That's double the midnight take for 2005's Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire. Then it was sellouts and near-capacity houses all day long. Read more at FantasyMoguls.