According to the Los Angeles Times, Warner now estimating that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--Part 2 earned $43.5 million in overnight ticket sales at the domestic box office, a new record. Combine that with the $43.6 million the film earned in its first day in release overseas (not to mention the money it is making right now, as you read this sentence) and the boy wizard's opening day take adds up to $87.1 million.

That's only slightly more than the $86 million Barack Obama raised from donors this past quarter. But more is more.