Harry Potter holds the opening weekend box-office record

With a swift flick of a wand, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has magically swept the nation. The final film in the popular series, which raked in $168.6 million dollars (all figures US) at the North American box office, now holds the record for the biggest opening weekend (both domestically and across the world) as well as the biggest first day. Worldwide the film has so far earned $481 million. Tribute.ca users ranked the film four out of five stars.

The robots fought hard this weekend with Transformers: Dark of the Moon sliding into second place earning $21.3 million over the weekend for a $302.8 million total with tribute.ca user reviews giving it four out of five stars. The comedy Horrible Bosses came in third earning $17.6 this weekend, which added to its total of $60 million with tribute.ca user reviews giving it four out of five stars.

The family films of the summer held their own in the top five with Kevin James’ Zookeeper taking in $12.3 million for a $42.3 million total, while the animated Disney film Cars 2 dropped to fifth, with $8.3 million with at total of $165.3 million.

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  1. Matt • July 18, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

    Typo, “Worldwide the film earned $475,550”

    Ranked the same as transformers. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

  2. C-Dub • July 18, 2011 @ 9:32 PM

    REALLY ONLY Worldwide the film earned $475,550?? horrible showing Potter. lol.
    I’m probably the only person around that never has seen a Potter movie.

  3. NYTOC • July 18, 2011 @ 11:49 PM

    Yeah, they sure got the “worldwide” totals wrong when it’s actually $481,489,427.00

    That’s more than “Dark of The Moon” made in its 3 weeks, before months end, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows will have reached the $1 billion dollar mark faster than Pirates 4 did.

    I hope a decade from now or more when I have kids, they will be encouraged to read not only by me but my wonderful novelists like J.K. Rowling.

  4. Germain • July 19, 2011 @ 8:53 AM

    Look at the top ten top grossing films, they’re all franchises from the last 10 years for the most part. Potter movies are special but the first and the last are the best of the bunch but I guess that’s normal. The stories are a bit complicated for young kids but they still enjoy them, I guess they’re smarter than I was at that age.

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