Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 makes 61 million on opening day!

According to The Associated Press,
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One"
has earned 61.2 million dollars in revenue,
landing it at #5 on the biggest opening day records, and coming ahead of any of the previous Harry Potter films, including the 52 million dollar record previously held by the sixth film in the multi-billion dollar movie series,
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince",
by over 9 million US dollars.