No one doubted that the final Harry Potter film would be huge. Just how huge, however, is taking even box office watchers by surprise. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 already crushed the domestic midnight record with its $43.5 million launch. Today, estimates for its first full day give the film the single day record as well. With $92.1 million from its 4,375 locations, Deathly Hallows 2 easily topped the $72.7 million earned by Twilight Saga: New Moon in 2009. It is now all but certain that Harry Potter will also snatch the all-time weekend record away from The Dark Knight as most projections put the film at $180 million for its first three days. Internationally, Deathly Hallows 2 took in $82.5 million on Wednesday and Thursday for a worldwide total of $173 million and counting. Other records now lining up to be broken include the fastest film to break $100 and $200 million domestically, biggest worldwide opening of all-time and so many, many more. Meanwhile, the one film that dared to compete with Potter this weekend was Disney’s Winnie the Pooh. From 2,405 locations Pooh took in an estimated $2.9 million. Full details and analysis tomorrow.
|1||Harry Potter 7b||$92,100,000||$92|
|5||Winnie the Pooh||$2,900,000||$2.9|