Harry Potter Box Office

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2 has been talked about greatly this week, and for good reason. This film has made an astounding worldwide debut at the box office with estimated 467 million, which shattered many of the industry’s domestic and international records. This amazing response in the box office has prompted Warner Bros. to release the following official statement on the films record breaking debut:

“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 domestic 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.

Opening day-and-date in 59 territories, the international box office take was a staggering $307 million, making it the biggest international weekend of all time. Led by record-breaking grosses in the UK ($36.6 million) and Australia ($26.7 million), all markets have performed exceedingly well, including Germany ($25.7 million), France ($23.9 million) and Japan ($21.5 million).

Globally, it also broke the IMAX opening weekend record with a worldwide gross of $23.5 million, which includes setting a new record in North America with $15.5 million.

The film began breaking records even before its opening, as unprecedented advance ticket sales gave the first indication of just how huge the box office bow would be. Midnight opening screenings not only met but exceeded those expectations, with $43.5 million at the domestic box office alone.

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.”

Veronika Kwan-Rubinek remarked, “Harry Potter is truly a cultural phenomenon the world over. Whether in German, French, Japanese, Russian, or any language, international audiences have embraced the Harry Potter films over the years, with the powerful finale punctuating just how special the property is. We congratulate everyone associated with the films on this monumental achievement.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.”

Remember, if you want to be figure out what all the hoopla is all about head on over to a theater newar you and check out the film in 2D, 3D or IMAX. Plus, click here to check out all the Harry Potter news covered here on Nerdbastards .

 

‘Harry Potter’ Breaks Opening Day Record

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.

Via: Coming Soon

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that The Half Blood Prince, in its first day of Worldwide release, has grossed an epic 104 million dollars! Now that’s a lot of bank for little Hermione to be bitching about burning her outfit! Who cares if you get typecasted you little bitch, out of work actors would love to have a series to keep showering cash on them!

Meghan Fox isn’t as disillusioned as you my dear, you may find success, its still possible, but Fox was quoted as saying, “I hope ten years from now I’m making Transformers 5!”

Don’t bite the hand that feeds.  Congrats to Radcliffe and company, I’m sure the movie is incredibly decent…