“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Pt. 2″ seared its name into the record books this weekend with a lightning bolt performance at the box-office. The final installment of the adaptations of seven novels, the franchise is the most successful in film history, looking sure to approach $8 billion in global box office.
Box-office (Domestic) Opening Weekend: 168.55 million. Beating “The Dark Knight’s” $158.4 million.
Box-office (Domestic) Opening Day: $92.1 million.
Box-office (Worldwide) Opening Weekend: $475.6 million.
Box-office (Foreign) Opening Weekend: $307 million. Eclipsing the previous record held by “Piirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”
Best 3-Day Weekend ever in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Fastest film to $500 million in worldwide gross: 6 days, demolishing the new best record set by “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” two weeks ago.
Biggest IMAX opening weekend of all time (domestic): $15.5 million
Biggest IMAX opening weekend of all time (globally): $23.5 million
Biggest first night midnight screening haul of all time (domestic): $43.5 million
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