We all knew that the final Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2) flick would be number one at the box office this past weekend but who would have imagined it would make box office history? The movie earned an estimated $168.55 million making it the highest grossing opening weekend ever.
The final Harry Potter set an opening day record of $92.1 million on Friday and stole the number one Spot (of all time) from The Dark Knight which earned $158.4 million in it’s opening weekend. The Harry Potter franchise has now grossed $2.177 billion, which puts the Warner Bros. series on track to outpace Star Wars’ $2.218 billion. Good thing George Lucas is working on 3D versions of all the Star Wars movies.
I think there were a few muggle movies playing this weekend. Remember Transformers? No, me neither but apparently it became the first movie of 2011 to cross the $300 million mark, earning $302.8 million in 19 days. The new Winnie The Pooh movie earned a paltry $8 million and something called Midnight In Paris became some guy named Woody Allen’s highest-grossing movie ever by earning $41.8 million in 59 days.
Here is the top 10 for the weekend of July 15 – 17, 2011:
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($168,550,000)
2 Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($21,250,000)
3 Horrible Bosses ($17,630,000)
4 Zookeeper ($12,300,000)
5 Cars 2 ($8,344,000)
6 Winnie the Pooh ($8,000,000)
7 Bad Teacher ($5,200,000)
8 Larry Crowne ($2,573,000)
9 Super 8 ($1,925,000)
10 Midnight in Paris ($1,891,000)