Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” set the highest-grossing opening weekend ever. The series finale drew an estimated $168.55 million beating the The Dark Knight‘s record of $158.4 million.
“Deathly Hallows Part 2” also conjured the highest opening day record of $92.1 million last Friday and the highest midnight launch record of $43.5 million.
The Harry Potter franchise has now grossed $2.177 billion, and it’s about to break the record of Star Wars’ $2.218 billion to become the top-grossing franchise in history.
TOP 10 MOVIES AT THE US BOX-OFFICE
(July 15 to 17, 2011 – Weekend Estimates)
|1||N||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2||$168.5M||$168.5M||1|
|2||1||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||$21.25M||$302.8M||3|
|6||N||Winnie the Pooh||$8M||$8M||1|
|10||11||Midnight in Paris||$1.89||$41.79M||9|
Note: Debuting movies are highlighted in yellow.
Figures courtesy of Box Office Mojo