Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I became one of the highest grossing sequels in the franchise’s history when it earned $125 million last weekend. That’s a lot of love for a film that wasn’t given an extra boost from inflated 3D ticket prices. According to Coming Soon there’s more good news to spread because IMAX has just announced that The Deathly Hallows Part I has set a new worldwide opening record!

In a press release sent out to the media, IMAX confirmed that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I grossed $16.1 million worldwide setting a brand new record. A good chunk of its earnings came from domestic audiences who brought in $11.8 million alone, with the film appearing on 239 screens all over the country.

“These record-breaking numbers are a true testament to the overwhelmingly positive response internationally to our latest installment of Harry Potter,” said Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. “We’re thrilled to be working with IMAX once again to deliver such a unique viewing experience to audiences around the world as we conclude this beloved series.”

Even though the film didn’t break any major box office records in conventional theaters it dominated IMAX. Here’s to hoping that The Deathly Hallows Part II comes in and finishes the job. Harry deserves to go out on top don’t you think?

Were you one of the many people who went to see Harry Potter at IMAX?