"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1," earned $61.15 million domestically on its first day, putting the new film in the series on track to pass the previous Potter films, according to Hollywood.com.
"Deathly Hallows" may shock rabid Hogwarts fans, because sex has become part of the equation in the Harry Potter plot.
The focal point of all that angst is Harry's longtime sidekick, Ron Weasley.
Ron Weasley? Don't be so surprised.
"There are a lot of teenyboppers who think Rupert Grint, who plays Ron, is terribly sexy," said Gregory Bassham, a professor of philosophy at King's College, in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., and editor of "The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles" (Wiley, 2010).
The vision witnessed by Ron leads him to visualize his worst fears," said Bassham.