Harry Potter top grossing film of 2011

Warner Bros. announced yesterday that the final installment in the Harry Potter series — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 — has become the top-grossing film of 2011, earning $1.146 billion in just over three weeks since its release. It made more money than any other 2011 release at both the domestic box office ($344.8 million) and worldwide box office ($801.5 million). It’s also become the third highest-grossing movie of all time, after top-ranked Avatar (which made $2.782 billion worldwide) and second-place Titanic (both of which were directed by Canadian-born James Cameron), but considering it’s still in theaters and going strong, it still has a chance to surpass those. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, was in sixth place at last weekend’s box office. “This is another incredible milestone for the last chapter of this historic film series, and for the Harry Potter franchise as a whole,” Dan Fellman, the studio’s president of domestic distribution said is a statement. “In a crowded and very competitive summer, it is a tribute to both the film and the people behind it that moviegoers are still turning out to enjoy it — whether for the first time or for a repeat viewing.”

Share this article:

Comments & Discussion

  1. freddie • August 10, 2011 @ 2:23 PM

    it sucked

  2. C-Dub • August 10, 2011 @ 4:26 PM

    It will not surpass Titanic or Avatar. I saw it (actually it was the ONLY Potter movie I’ve ever seen and I only read the first 3 books), it was kinda enjoyable, but not epic like the James Cameron flicks.

  3. Germain • August 10, 2011 @ 7:01 PM

    I thought it was really good, the 3D part was only average with some cool parts like when Valdemort dies but overall the 3D didn’t add much to the film unlike Avatar which made it’s money mainly because of the incredible 3D viewing.

    When you have seen all 7 previous films, this one feels special, like you’re watching the culmination of years of waiting for a climax. It was really a classic.

  4. Katie • August 10, 2011 @ 8:31 PM

    I would love it if it surpassed those films. The Harry Potter films are amazing. Not just this one – all of them.

  5. Bonnie Pryor • August 11, 2011 @ 10:11 AM

    I absolutely loved the movie. I’ve read all the books at least three times and love all the movies and watched them all several times. The only other movies that I believe compare are the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I’m always amazed that J.K. Rowling could write a set of books that children, adults and even seniors enjoy immensely. I’m sorry to see the last movie as I won’t have anything to look forward to.

  6. jjjones • August 13, 2011 @ 1:01 PM

    The whole series of movies were fantastic. It definitely deserves 3rd place. I liked it (the series) better than Avatar, so I hope it keeps climbing to the top.

  7. Heather Moore • August 16, 2011 @ 7:41 PM

    I believe all of the Harry Potter movies have not gotten the credit that they deserve…Avatar was good but not better than this movie. This movie pulled out all the stops, the characters played their rolls better than ever…every second of the movie was amazing. I enjoyed the things they changed it all worked!!! I have read the books and listened to the books on tape so many times I have lost count and JK Rowling is an absolute genius…I wish she would write more books…everyone involved in this project deserve 5 stars !!!

Join The Conversation:

Similar Articles

Trending Articles

Current Poll

  • Halloween releases this week. Who's your favorite horror movie character?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

You Might Also Like

Close Menu