“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I,” the first film of the two-part finale to the long-running Warner Bros. film series took in $125.12 million at the US domestic box office, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

“These numbers on ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1? prove that even a decade into the franchise, 'Potter' is as relevant and compelling today as it was back in 2001,” Paul Dergarabedian, president of the box-office division of Hollywood.com, said in an email.

The initial numbers for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1? represented the best-ever opening weekend for the franchise.

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