Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Rwanda has ‘no problem with France’, despite genocide claims

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Paul Kagame visits UNESCO HQ in Paris

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Flamboyant US Congressman's Instagram Lands Him in Bother

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Compromise buys Greece time and Jihadi John is unmasked (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Compromise buys Greece time and Jihadi John is unmasked (part 1)

Read more

#TECH 24

Drone vs. drone

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The future of agriculture

Read more

REVISITED

Yalta, the symbol of a new Cold War?

Read more

#THE 51%

Women in the workforce: IMF says closing the gender gap makes economic sense

Read more

Americas

Harry Potter smashes US box office records

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-07-17

The final instalment of the Harry Potter films smashed all box office records by selling over $168 million in tickets over the weekend, the best ever three-day opening in North America, distributor Warner Bros. said Sunday.

 
REUTERS - The final "Harry Potter" film shattered box office records with $168.6 million in ticket sales over its debut weekend, the best three-day opening ever in the United States and Canada, distributor Warner Bros. said on Sunday.
 
The staggering sum for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2," beat the previous record of $158.4 million over the initial three days for the 2008 Batman movie, "The Dark Knight."
 
The eighth film in the series about a teenage wizard and his friends battling against evil also set records for the largest opening-day domestic sales total, largest midnight screenings and largest opening on giant IMAX screens.
 
The movie took in an average $38,526 on more than 4,300 screens, according to Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc. It was the first "Potter" film also released in 3D.
 
"Harry Potter," already the highest-grossing film franchise ever with over $6.4 billion in global ticket sales, is based on the novels of British author J.K. Rowling.
 
The massive numbers for "Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" showed the story still enchants audiences a decade after Harry's first film adventure was released. "It's become a cultural event," said Dan Fellman, head of domestic distribution for Warner Bros.

 

Date created : 2011-07-17

  • INDONESIA

    Harry Potter fans curse Indonesian boycott

    Read more

  • CINEMA

    Fans brave London weather for last Harry Potter premiere

    Read more

COMMENT(S)