The fifth film based on J.K. Rowling’s novel, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” set a new record for both industry and studio box office charts.

“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” breaks industry records for a Wednesday opening with $44.2 million in its first day, and also with $12 million at midnight screenings on Tuesday in U.S.

The best single-day gross ever for a movie on a Wednesday beaten the record of $40.4 million for “Spider-Man 2” in 2004. It is also the most made at the box office for a Wednesday opening midnight run that beaten the previous record-holder, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”, which returned around $8m in midnight ticket sales in 2003.

The cast of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” includes teen wizard Harry, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Gary Oldman, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson and Imelda Staunton.