Azkaban's success in the UK follows bumper sales for the film in the US, where fans spent £50. 21million on tickets in its first three days.
That's more than for either of the first two films, and the third biggest opening weekend ever in the US, behind Shrek 2 and the first Spider-Man film.
The fourth film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, has already started shooting, with Mike Newell directing.
It's expected to be in cinemas in November 2005.