Published: Nov 21, 2010 9:28 PM EST
Updated: Nov 21, 2010 6:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In terms of the money spent for tickets, the new Harry Potter film has done better on its opening weekend than any of the earlier ones in the series. It's brought in $125 million in the United States, and $330 million around the world.
But back when tickets were a little cheaper, two of the earlier Potter films also had about the same-size U.S. audience on their opening weekends. Those were "Goblet of Fire" and 2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," which launched the series.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and those two earlier movies each sold around 16 million tickets in their first weekend.
The series finale, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," comes out in July.

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