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04/11/2001 "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" premieres

The movie had its world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London with the cinema arranged to resemble Hogwarts School. The movie was greatly received at the box office. In the US, it made $32.3 million on its opening day, breaking the single-day record previously held by Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. On the second day of release, the film's gross increased to $33.5 million, breaking the record for the biggest single day again.