Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Prisoners of Azkaban breaks records in the UK cinemas
The new Harry Potter film has smashed British box office records by becoming the first film to make over £5m on its first day of release in the UK.
The Prisoner of Azkaban opened in 535 locations on Monday and made £5.03m.
According to the Screen Daily website it had the biggest opening day and biggest single day takings in the UK.
The last Potter film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, made £2.18m on its first day of release - a Friday - and a further £4.3mon the Saturday.
The UK release of the third Harry Potter film was tactically brought forward to coincide with a bank holiday and the first day of the school half-term holidays, instead of the previously scheduled June 4 (as is the States).

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