The Final Harry Potter Film Breaks ‘Eclipse’ Record for Biggest Midnight Opening
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse record holder for biggest midnight showing has been beat by release of the final Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2.
According to The Hollywood Reporter :
Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 cast a powerful spell at the midnight box office, grossing a massive $43.5 million, the best showing of all time.
The previous crown holder was The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which earned $30 million in midnight shows.
Deathly Hallows has now grossed $126 million worldwide, and the weekend is yet to come. The pic began rolling out internationally on Wednesday, earning $43.6 million from 26 countries. On Thursday, it grossed $37.6 million from 43 territories for a total $82.5 million.
As a Harry Potter fan I have to say I’m not surprised. This is truly the end of an era. It will be interesting though to see how The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn 2 will do in theatres in 2012. I have a feeling it’s gonna be HUGE lol !
Source : The Hollywood Reporter
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