We all knew “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt ll” would be big, but I don’t think we anyone expected this. Starting with its midnight screening, the last installment for the Harry Potter film series busted out of the gate by bringing in $43.5 million breaking the previous midnight screening record of $30 million held by “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, Harry Potter ended with an opening day total of $91.1 million.
Deathly Hallows pt ll continued its box office takeover with a new record for a 3 day opening of $169.2 million, officially beating out the previous record of $158.4 million held by “The Dark Knight”. If you combine Harry Potter’s domestic 3 day take with the $312.3 million foreign opening numbers, Harry Potter becomes the worlds best opening film, bringing in a worldwide total of $481.4 million.
The only other new release this weekend was Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh” which debuted at #6 with $7.8 million, which considering who it was up against is not bad for a beloved cartoon character.
Overall, Harry Potter proved that at the end of the day, fan will always love the boy wizard who lived.
Top 10 Weekend Box Office
This weekend new releases include “Captain America: The First Avenger” and the Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis comedy “Friends with Benefits”