‘Harry Potter 7.2’ continues to break box office records

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 posterHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was always going to be one of the biggest films of the year, but the weekend figures both in the US and Australia have indicated that it will also be breaking some of the all-time box-office records as well.

In addition to the  the highest opening day of all time with A$7,092,351, Roadshow has announced that the eighth and final chapter in the successful Harry Potter saga has broken another five records to date as well:

  • the highest Wednesday of all time A$7,092,351
  • the highest Saturday of all time A$5,234,146
  • the highest Sunday of all time A$4,632,596
  • the highest 4 day opening weekend of all time A$18,368,621
  • the fastest film to ever reach A$25 million

BURBANK, CA, July 17, 2011 – With an astounding estimated worldwide box office total of more than $476 million, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 shattered multiple domestic and international box office records in a history-making opening weekend. The announcement was made today by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, and President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan-Rubinek.

The finale of the globally beloved film series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 earned a stunning $168.5 million at the US box office, which not only is the biggest Harry Potter opening weekend but also obliterated the industry’s opening weekend record, including holiday weekends. Among the other records broken were single-day box office (Friday at $92.1 million), Friday box office, and opening day box office.

Dan Fellman stated, “These numbers are amazing, but they are only part of the story. It is impossible to quantify how thrilled and grateful we all are that both critics and audiences—especially loyal Harry Potter fans—continue to support the film. This is the culmination of an extraordinary decade, and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of many, many people on both sides of the camera, beginning with the brilliant J.K. Rowling, as well as producer David Heyman. We applaud them all.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 2 was released in Australia on 13 July 2011 from Roadshow.

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