Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows takes in $24 million at midnight
Warner Bros. released the highly-anticipated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 in theaters across the country for midnight screenings last night, and according to Variety, the sequel took in a massive $24 million from these late-night shows.

The movie was shown in approximately 3,700 theaters, a record count for midnight screenings. $1.4 million of the total ticket sales came from IMAX screenings, breaking The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's $1 million IMAX tally.

However, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 couldn't break The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's midnight record of $30 million. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 will be released in 4,125 theaters nationwide starting today.

Be sure to check back over the weekend as we'll keep you posted on the box office numbers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 as soon as they come in.