The box-office magic is no surpise, but the opening-weekend numbers are still big enough to take your breath away: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1' earned an estimated $125.1 million in domestic ticket sales, predictably besting all other films on the nation's movie screens.

It's the biggest opening weekend in the franchise's history. In comparison, the previous installment, 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,' had a $77.8 million weekend opening in July 2009.

On Friday evening, the new release's midnight screenings alone generated a record $24 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter. That's a very lively night for 'Deathly' fans.

The first six 'Harry Potter' films have collectively made $5.4 billion in global box office sales.