Well, you needn't worry about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix being a hit this summer. According to Variety, the wizard flick racked in an amazing $12 million just with its preliminary midnight showings on Wednesday night.

This is the biggest midnight opening in Hollywood history. The previous record holder was The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of The King, which only sold $8 million worth of tickets when it opened at midnight.

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I guess the sci-fi geeks like their late night shows. So far, the film has made an international sum of $13 million. It could very well become the highest grossing one-day opener in history. I guess will have to wait until later tomorrow to see if the predictions are correct.

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