Deathly Hallows accios $61 million in opening day box office, on track to break a franchise record

We now have the opening day total for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1: $61 million!  From the Associated Press:

Friday’s haul puts “Deathly Hallows” on track to shoot past the franchise’s previous high, a $102.7 million opening weekend for “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” in 2005.

See our previous post to make your box office predictions for the weekend!