The final Harry Potter film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2”, over its debut weekend, shattered box office records with $168.6 million in ticket sales, and that was the best three-day opening ever in the United States and Canada.
The staggering sum for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2,” over the initial three days, beat the previous record of $158.4 million for the 2008 Batman movie, “The Dark Knight.”
The eighth film in the series about a teenage wizard and his friends battling against evil also set records for the largest opening-day domestic sales total, largest midnight screenings and largest opening on giant IMAX screens.
The movie took in an average $38,526 on more than 4,300 screens, according to Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc. It was the first “Potter” film also released in 3D.
Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books chronicle the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry’s quest to overcome the evil dark wizard Lord Voldemort, whose aim is to conquer the wizarding world and subjugate non-magical people, and who seeks to destroy all those who stand in his way, especially Harry himself.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord’s three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.