Ron; Harry PotterIn addition to tearing through the US box office to the tune of the fourth-best three day open in history, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire also completely demolished box office records in the UK. According to early, unofficial reports, the $14.3 million it made there over the weekend puts it above the previous record open, which belong to Revenge of the Sith.

Though the US open lagged behind those posted by Spider-Man, Shrek 2 (Shrek 2?!) and, yes, Revenge of the Sith, it nevertheless beat the opening weekend posted by the last installment in the Potter series, Alfonso Cuarón's The Prisoner of Azkaban, which had held the previous franchise record.

In sum: Harry Potter rules! Harry Potter rules!