Box Office: Will 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' beat the 'New Moon' record?

ginny-harry-deathly-hallows.jpgIt's no surprise that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" dominated the box office this weekend. Fans dressed as Harry, Snape, and Luna Lovegood lined up outside theaters for access to midnight screenings across the country -- in fact, those midnight screenings alone raked in $24 million.

"Harry's" Friday total amounted to an estimated $61.1 million, which gives the film a strong projection for the weekend... and a fighting chance at breaking the November opening-weekend record set by "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" last year.

Films in the "Potter" franchise have typically done extremely well throughout Saturday and Sunday on their opening weekends because of the appeal to children, though many reviewers have suggested that "Deathly Hallows" may not be the most kid-friendly fare.

To best "New Moon," the movie will have to rake in $142.8 by midnight on Sunday.

Will you be hitting theaters this weekend? Take a peek at Friday's Top 10 below and let us know your pick.

1. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" - $61.1 million
2. "Unstoppable" - $4m
3. "Megamind" - $3.7m
4. "Due Date" - $2.9m
5. "The Next Three Days" - $2.2m
6. "Morning Glory" - $1.6m
7. "Skyline" - $1m
8. "Red" - $720,000
9. "For Colored Girls" - $675,000
10. "Fair Game" - $375,000
Photo/Video credit: WB Pictures
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