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"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Breaks Midnight Opening Record

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Posted by: Stephanie_J
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.

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Deathly hallows part 2 rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by mmaqureshi98 on July 16, 2011, 06:00 AM report to moderator
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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.
:’)

Posted by Harry-Potter.fan on July 16, 2011, 06:34 AM report to moderator
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I went to see it the day it came out!!!! It was amazing!! I couldn’t stop crying…
I want the movie on the first place in the box office!

Posted by Hermione_Granger1987 on July 16, 2011, 06:38 AM report to moderator
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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!

Posted by LegacyLady on July 16, 2011, 09:03 AM report to moderator
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NERDS RULE THE NIGHT!!!!!!

Posted by spellchick50 on July 16, 2011, 09:44 AM report to moderator
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I knew it ! :)

Posted by Dukaaa on July 16, 2011, 10:11 AM report to moderator
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I am one angray ravenclaw. What happened to them showing the ravenclaw common room?

Posted by tim_2006 on July 16, 2011, 10:32 AM report to moderator
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Yayy! YEAH! Go Harry Potter!!

Posted by The Pure-Blood Prince on July 16, 2011, 11:00 AM report to moderator
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Impersive! Loyal fans! Go us! Even tho the final film is done, Harry potter will forever remain in our hearts ! Long live Harry potter!

Posted by farewell_fred on July 16, 2011, 11:05 AM report to moderator
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No surprise! It was an AMAZING movie. Words cannot describe how great it truly was! Congrats!

Posted by ksddancer... ROAR!!!!!!! on July 16, 2011, 11:57 AM report to moderator
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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

Posted by potterball on July 16, 2011, 12:42 PM report to moderator
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amazing though it was this was not unexpected…:)

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Happy to have played my part in helping to set the record!

Posted by Lillylove on July 16, 2011, 01:10 PM report to moderator
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“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

Posted by joeys_mommy on July 16, 2011, 01:14 PM report to moderator
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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

Posted by potterball on July 16, 2011, 01:27 PM report to moderator
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