Monday, July 18, 2011

Box Office: Massive Opening for Final Harry Potter

The Harry Potter movie franchise may be coming to an end, but not before it made some serious bank worldwide with its final film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 breaking almost every opening record in box office history.

In fact the film conjured up the highest grossing opening weekend of all time (beating $150-million+ opening of The Dark Knight and Spider-Man 3) with $169.2 million which included a record-breaking midnight tally of $43.5 million and a mind-blowing $91.1 million opening day, both records held by Twilight films Eclipse and New Moon respectively.

The story was the same worldwide as the film notched a record $312.3 million internationally dethroning the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film which came out earlier this summer. All in all, the last Harry Potter film took in a massive $481.5 million worldwide besting the series' sixth film, Half Blood Prince. Basically, its opening gross was nothing short of magical.

In other box office news, Transformers: Dark of the Moon became the first 2011 release to pass the $300 million milestone while Midnight in Paris officially passed Hannah and Her Sisters to become Woody Allen's highest grossing film grossing to-date $41.3 million. Finally, the only film to open against Harry Potter, Winnie the Pooh opened with $7.8 million.

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