The record was $102.7 million for 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, according to The Associated Press. Its Friday opening of $61.2 million made the movie the biggest opening day of the year. Deathly Hallows: Part 1 has also landed at No. 6 for biggest opening weekends. (Dark Knight remains No. 1 with $158.4 million.)
So far, the J.K. Rowling-based franchise has earned more than $5.5 billion worldwide. The last installment of the films is scheduled for release in July.
Dreamwork's Megamind came in at No. 2 with $16.2 million, followed by Unstoppable and Due Date with $13.1 million and $9.1 million, respectively. Lionsgate's The Next Three Days debuted with $6.5 million, landing in fifth.