"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Breaks Midnight Opening Record
July 15, 2011, 04:09 PM
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is on track to break several box office records this weekend, and according to Variety, it already has a major one under its belt.
The eighth and final Harry Potter film grossed $43.5 million in midnight screening sales in just the U.S. last night in more than 3,800 locations. This makes it the highest grossing midnight release, beating the previous record-holder "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."
"What an incredible beginning for the movie that ends it all," said
Warner domestic distribution prexy Dan Fellman. "Everyone at Warner
Bros. joins me in congratulating the many people behind the 'Harry
Potter' films. We know this is just the start of what promises to be an
astounding weekend and a magical summer."
Internationally, "Part 2" has grossed $82.5 million in just two days and also broke IMAX records for a midnight screening with sales of $2 million.
That’s great news although not really surprising. HP fans are the BEST! I won’t get to see it until next weekend. I’m hoping to avoid spoilers until then…not likely.
Awesome!!! Great job HP fans!!! Just one question… how come the countdown says there is still 1 day, 7 hours and 44 minutes left till DH2???
Awesome! Although it is ‘the end’, I feel so much excitement in the air with Pottermore. I think we should start saying ’it’s a new beginning’ for the fandom!
It was fabulous! And I am listening to LeakyCon radio on Sirius/XM today, so the ending does indeed seem to lead to a beginning!!!
We snapped photos at a midnight screening: http://www.weeklyvolcano.com/entertainment/spew-blog/2011/07/Aint-no-party-like-a-Harry-Potter-party-cuz-a-Harry-Potter-party-dont-stop/
This is so awesome – although not unexpected at all. I love it when you see so many HP fans out in force!
…And it makes it a bit sweeter that we took the crown back from Twilight. (;
Anybody surprised! It was amazing. The best time of my life.
I agree with @Smitch even though this is “the end” we shouldn’t feel bad. Pottermore was made for us. It’s going to be spectacular. The fandom will never die.
Geez… we are making everyone at WB very very rich! We are very faithful fans, you know… they should issue a massive THANK YOU press release or something… ha ha ha ha ha ha
GOOD! We beat the sparkly #%^&^*@s!!!
Yeah baby!! Take that Twilight, you cant beat the greatness that is Harr Potter! XD
We did it! And we beat those sparkly idiots! Wee hee! Yay for Harry!
By November, movie ticket prices will be $14 (2D), and Twilight will beat all DH2 records.
Yay! I went to a midnight show last night, my first and last one :(
I was dressed as Hermione and my mum was a Hufflepuff student. We saw two people dressed as bellatrix lestrange and lucius malfoy buying popcorn, I wanted to go over to them to congratulate them on being epic human beings! :D
I saw it for 8 bucksUS in North Jersey, in a theatre that had (maybe) 50 people in it. It was DA BOMB, as we say here. It’s everything you’d think it would be- and more. Heroes and villains, happy and sad moments- all the things you read, heard, or saw in the previous books and movies, condensed into two wonderful hours.
PS Don’t bring anyone to see who isn’t at least familiar with the whole wizarding culture. As for the rest of us, Accio Catnip!
PSS I know why Jo won’t write another book. She has to clean up Hogwarts first- what a mess she left it in LOL!