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Last Updated: Tuesday November 23 2010 07:05 GMT

Harry Potter smashes box office sales record

Lord Voldermort in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 has smashed box office records, say film studio Warner Bros.

The blockbuster took about £17.5m over the weekend, putting the previous record of £13.5m for the last James Bond film in the shade.

The sky-high numbers aren't too huge a surprise given the first six films raked in a whopping £3.4bn!

Josh Berger from Warner Bros said: "The opening of this film has become an extraordinary worldwide event."

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