"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Breaks Midnight Opening Record
July 15, 2011, 04:09 PM
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is on track to break several box office records this weekend, and according to Variety, it already has a major one under its belt.
The eighth and final Harry Potter film grossed $43.5 million in midnight screening sales in just the U.S. last night in more than 3,800 locations. This makes it the highest grossing midnight release, beating the previous record-holder "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."
"What an incredible beginning for the movie that ends it all," said
Warner domestic distribution prexy Dan Fellman. "Everyone at Warner
Bros. joins me in congratulating the many people behind the 'Harry
Potter' films. We know this is just the start of what promises to be an
astounding weekend and a magical summer."
Internationally, "Part 2" has grossed $82.5 million in just two days and also broke IMAX records for a midnight screening with sales of $2 million.
That is absolutely brilliant! Harry Potter will far always be the best! :D I am so Happy that something so big! was awarded that much appreciation! It will always be remembered, 10 great years of our lives.
I couldn’t imagine a franchise … a story … a group of cast and crew that deserve this record more than those involved – top to bottom – in the Harry Potter world! I’m so proud to have been a part of the midnight record and already can’t wait to see this amazing film again! Harry Potter fans truly are loyal, wonderful, supportive fans – and I truly believe we’re appreciated for it!
well you can now add 92 million on fri alone and so you add that with the midnight showings it’s haul in two days has been 135.5 million, so it looks like it will easily break the dark knights opening weekend, which really won’t make warner brothers that mad, and considering also they have the teaser trailer for the dark knight rises attached to deathly hollows part 2
“Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.” – Stephen King
Thast why HP will always be Better then Twilight :P
and box office exhibtor is saying it will shatter dark knights opening of 158 million, it’s estimating 175 million from friday to sunday, so it will make 200 million in it’s first week