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02-06-04, 16:57
LONDON (Reuters) - The latest Harry Potter film has smashed UK box office records by taking over five million pounds ($9.23 million) on the first day of its release.

"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" opened in 535 locations on Monday. Neatly coinciding with a state Bank Holiday and the start of many school half-term breaks, it earned a cool 5.03 million pounds.

"It's the first film ever to take (more than) five million pounds in a single day in the UK," said Screen International box office analyst Robert Mitchell.

Directed by Mexican Alfonso Cuaron, the film has won generally favorable reviews from critics in Britain and is the third of a planned seven films based on author J.K. Rowling's best-selling books about the schoolboy wizard.


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