Box Office: ‘Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ Tops All-Time Opening Weekends

As if it was much of a surprise to anyone who has seen the films or read the books, or even casually knows of the phenomenon surrounding J.K. Rowling’s characters, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the final film in the franchise, broke records worldwide this weekend and made the top of the list in terms of opening weekends in history.

At a record-smashing $168 Million in the first three days, the film went on to break even more records overseas, and tolled upwards of $475 Million worldwide. Surely a huge break for both the recurring cast of the film, and Warner Bros. in general. This make make that Green Lantern sting feel a little less harsh.

Also opening this weekend, another children’s classic as Disney and Buena Vista tried to breath life back into the Winnie The Pooh franchise. The only problem was its timing, as the film was in half as many theaters as HP, but only pulled in $8 million in the domestic box office, and $14 million worldwide.

Next week fans are hoping to get a bit of a change, as Marvel releases Captain America: The First Avenger, the final Marvel film leading up to next year’s Avengers film.

A tough opener, considering that a good chunk of the fans who would be spending money to see it all over the world will be packed into the city of San Diego for Comic-Con International. Probably not the smartest marketing move in the world.

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