Potter Conjures Up More Magic At The Us Box Office
Boy wizard Harry Potter has at last achieved the near impossible - a $100 million (GBP55.5 million)-plus opening weekend in America.
The latest Potter film, HARRY POTTER + THE GOBLET OF FIRE, storms to the top of the US box office with a staggering $101.4 million (GBP56.3 million) three-day take.
The fourth Potter film is also the first of the franchise to earn a PG-13 rating for its fantasy violence and special effects, but that did not deter fans who turned up at cinemas in droves.
The former box office topper, animated Disney film Chicken Little, drops to third on the new list with a $14.8 million (GBP8.2 million) take in its third week on release. The film has now made a total of $99.2 million (GBP55.1 million).