Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Breaks Pretty Much Every Box Office Record

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Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

The opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 shattered just about every record it possibly could at the box office this weekend. It crushed the midnight record topping Twilight: Eclipse, it had no problem at all taking the first day record from Twilight: New Moon, had the highest grossing Friday ever, and sailed past The Dark Knight for the most coveted domestic record – largest opening weekend in history.

Tallies amounted to $43.5 million for midnight showings, $92.1 million total on Friday (counting the midnight take), and $168.5 million for the weekend.

It also captured the title of highest grossing weekend ever internationally where it collected $307 million from 59 different territories. That puts the total after just three days of release worldwide at a stunning $476 million.

As if that’s not enough it broke the IMAX opening weekend record with a worldwide gross of $23.5 million. Domestically it set an IMAX record with $15.5 million.

As the final film in the franchise audiences had more reason than ever to rush to the theaters to see it immediately. Fantastic reviews and a generally satisfying seven prior films made it a no-brainer for those who have invested in the series over the ten years since it first debuted on the big screen and the 14 years since the novels began.

  • Infemous

    SHAME IT FUCKIN SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Inman85

      this dude has no idea what his faggot ass is talking about… its was AWESOME

    • http://twitter.com/BmVc1 Brandon

      Infemous is one of those infamous internet dwelling forever alones who talks shit on anything good and popular because it makes him feel “cool” and “edgy”. Truth is, he hasn’t even seen the movie.

  • http://twitter.com/BmVc1 Brandon

    This movie is amazing.

  • Fitcherman

    I wouldn’t go so far as amazing.  It’s a good movie, but it’s not even half as good as the book.

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