Monday, July 18, 2011

Harry Potter Makes Film History

With an astounding estimated worldwide box office total of more than $476 million, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 shattered multiple domestic and international box office records in a history-making opening weekend.

The finale of the globally beloved film series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 earned a stunning $168.5 million at the domestic box office, which not only is the biggest Harry Potter opening weekend but also obliterated the industry’s opening weekend record, including holiday weekends. Among the other records broken were single-day box office (Friday at $92.1 million), Friday box office, and opening day box office.

Opening day-and-date in 59 territories, the international box office take was a staggering $307 million, making it the biggest international weekend of all time. Led by record-breaking grosses in the UK ($36.6 million) and Australia ($26.7 million), all markets have performed exceedingly well, including Germany ($25.7 million), France ($23.9 million) and Japan ($21.5 million).

Globally, it also broke the IMAX opening weekend record with a worldwide gross of $23.5 million, which includes setting a new record in North America with $15.5 million.

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