Saturday, July 16, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 set to cast a record-breaking spell on the box office


Making box office magic: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint at the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry Potter and his friends are already making magic at the box office.

According to distributor Warner Bros., Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: part 2 is on its way to breaking box office records over the weekend.

The final big screen instalment of the franchise has already raked in $100 million (£62.2 million) worldwide since its Wednesday opening.

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It has already broken records in Australia, Italy and Sweden and France for having the biggest opening day in history.

Harry's last stand has created far more buzz than its predecessor: total revenues were 82 percent higher than they were for Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in November.

Although Part 1 had its biggest opening weekend in the United States with a whopping $125 million (£77.5 million), the last film is still expected to best that number at the box office.

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After its midnight opening last night, it's already grossed $43.5 million (£26.97 million), the best showing of all time. This, in part, is because the film was shot in 3-D and and is a more expensive ticket at the theatre.

The 3-D viewings have accounted for 65 percent of total sales so far, which gives the movie an edge over its predecessors.

Although films like Spider-Man 3, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Dark Knight have all earned more than any other Harry Potter debut, the finale is expected to break records because of the 3-D element.

source: dailymail

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