Part one of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was the box office champion for the weekend, earning over $125 million dollars during its first weekend out. While being a pretty hefty take, Harry and his friends are still trailing behind the $142 million earned by Bella and her vampire boyfriend when “Twilight: New Moon” opened in November 2009.
Even with the Twilight saga setting the bar high, the Harry Potter franchise is still showing that it’s a serious contender at the movie theaters and that November tends to favor the boy wizard. Four of the top five films of all time that have opened in November have been from the Harry Potter series.
Fans of the boy who lived have one more film to go with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, while those devoted to Twilight have two more films in “Breaking Dawn” to look forward to. Will the ultimate box office record belong to the wizards or the vampires and werewolves?