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July 16, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Ends with New Records

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What an epic turnout, acres, and acres of people came out to see the final cinematic chapter in the world of Harry Potter.  Many have been reading these books since grade school, high school, and college, so for the vast amount of fans it's been a 14 year journey coming to an emotional end.  Did it pay-off?  Yeah, I think so. 

Very happy to work a film so many people have seen, will see, and enjoy, even if such a tiny contribution.  So while looking at the records below, I stumbled upon an interesting statistic, I have now worked on the top 3 all time box office single day grossing movies, check out the numbers below:

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Opening Night (Midnight Showings) $43.5 Million

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 earned a record $43.5 million at midnight showings, surpassing The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's previous record of $30 million. IMAX theaters set a new record as well with $2 million at midnight.

The epic finale has already grossed $105.1 million at the worldwide box office with the weekend still to come! Just on Wednesday, the film earned $43.6 million internationally in 26 countries.

Warner Bros. Pictures released "Part 2" in 3,800 theaters at midnight and the theater count expands to 4,375 theaters today, including 3,000 3D locations. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Opening Day $92.1 Million

On Friday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 soared into the record books with the highest-grossing single day ever. The series finale drew an estimated $92.1 million on around 11,000 screens at 4,375 locations, dethroning The Twilight Saga: New Moon's $72.7 million.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2's first day flew past the previous franchise high of $61.7 million, posted by Deathly Hallows Part 1 last November. It also thoroughly out-distanced The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($68.5 million) and The Dark Knight ($67.2 million). Deathly Hallows Part 2 is even the champ in terms of estimated attendance. (boxofficemojo.com)

Opening Weekend $169.2 Million

Working its final movie mojo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 soared into the record books with the highest-grossing opening weekend ever. The series finale drew $169.2 million on around 11,100 screens at 4,375 locations, dethroning The Dark Knight's $158.4 million. (boxofficemojo.com)

Foreign Record $312.3 Million

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 outpaced even the most generous prognostications this weekend, setting a new weekend record with an incredible $312.3 million at the foreign box office. That's 20 percent up on the previous record-holder, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and 32 percent up on Half-Blood Prince's series record. Add in its stunning domestic take and Deathly Hallows Part 2 also eclipsed Half-Blood Prince to set the worldwide opening weekend record with an astronomical $481.5 million. (boxofficemojo.com)


  

Posted by dschnee at July 16, 2011 8:34 AM