Riding in the 'Deathly Shallows'

Jul 17 2011 - 8:29pm

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(MATTHEW ARDEN HATFIELD/Standard-Examiner) Chris Connole helps his son, Ian, prepare for the 18th annual Antelope by Moonlight bike ride Friday. A prize was given to the best costume or decorated bike based on the theme “Deathly Shallows,” which was inspired by the premiere of the final Harry Potter film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.” The movie opened Friday with a record-breaking first day of $92.1 million domestically at the box office.
(MATTHEW ARDEN HATFIELD/Standard-Examiner) Sherry Hospadura rides the 22 miles dressed as a bride.
(MATTHEW ARDEN HATFIELD/Standard-Examiner) Chris Connole helps his son, Ian, prepare for the 18th annual Antelope by Moonlight bike ride Friday. A prize was given to the best costume or decorated bike based on the theme “Deathly Shallows,” which was inspired by the premiere of the final Harry Potter film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.” The movie opened Friday with a record-breaking first day of $92.1 million domestically at the box office.
(MATTHEW ARDEN HATFIELD/Standard-Examiner) Sherry Hospadura rides the 22 miles dressed as a bride.

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ANTELOPE ISLAND -- The 18th annual Antelope by moonlight bike ride started around 10 p.m. Friday, with cyclists dressing up in costume and decorating their bikes to fit the theme "Deathly Shallows."

A prize was given to the best costume or decorated bike based on the theme, which was inspired by the premiere of the final Harry Potter film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2."

Harry Potter has cast his biggest spell yet with a record-breaking first day at the box office for his final film. Distributor Warner Bros. reports that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" summoned up $92.1 million domestically on opening day Friday. That's nearly $20 million more than the previous record-holder, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," which took in $72.7 million in its first day two years ago.

The film added $75 million in 57 overseas countries Friday, raising its international total to $157.5 million since it began rolling out Wednesday. That gives the film a worldwide total of about $250 million. Among its first-day totals Friday was $14.8 million in Great Britain, which Warner Bros. reported was the biggest single day ever for a movie.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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