It’s the end of an era as Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Part 2 hit the theaters to a drove of wizard loving muggles and Warner Bros. is now rolling in the money. After setting a new midnight record with over $43 million, the Warner Bros. feature went to town, besting the previous record for a single day and opening day records of $72.7 million held by Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Looks like shirtless Werewolves and glittering Vampires will have to wait till next year.
According to ERC Box Office, the final film in the Harry Potter franchise has grossed $92.1 million in its opening Friday, that’s including the $43.5 million from midnight shows. If this keeps up it may even beat the current record held by Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight. Reaching $158.4 million dollars in three days. The Christopher Nolan anticipated Batman sequel has defended it’s position for the last three years against two different Twlight movies.
Even after removing the Thursday night midnight showings Harry Potter is still anticipated to have an opening weekend total in the range of $170 million. Looks like the Dark Knight fan boys are gonna be pissed.
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