Latest 'Potter' film brings in $43.5 million
July 15th, 2011
02:37 PM ET

Latest 'Potter' film brings in $43.5 million

It's been out only a few hours and already “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” is breaking records.

Warner Bros. Pictures announced that the final film in the "Potter" franchise "smashed the domestic box office record for a midnight opening, taking in a phenomenal $43.5 million."

Having already raked in $25 million domestically before even opening, the movie also broke the midnight opening record for IMAX theaters, grossing $2 million on a record number of IMAX screens.

"What an incredible beginning for the movie that ends it all," said Dan Fellman, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Domestic Distribution. "The filmmakers and cast crafted a wonderful and fitting finale for this extraordinary franchise, and the response of the fans has been extremely gratifying."

Huge crowds gathered for the initial showings with some dressing up as their favorite character. The film is the first to be filmed in 3-D, and in honor of that some lucky fans attending midnight 3-D screenings received commemorative "Harry Potter 3-D" glasses to keep as a souvenir.

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  1. janet

    the movie was awesome.. harry potter and the deadly hallows was too perfect i watch it with friends so fun im gonna watch it again if i have time lol..xD.. love it much and much...

    July 20, 2011 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. @Bill

    Parents with kids over 21, who like HP,have failed them? Why would our vets hate this generation? Your comment is confusing, could you explain? Is there any logic to it, or are you an idiot?

    July 18, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jodi Andrews

    Bill, it seems your parents raised you to have a stick up your who-who. You have no imagination, no adventure, no anything....just cynical and sad. I feel sorry for you....I really do

    July 18, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bill brasky

    If you are over 21 and like this, your parents failed in raising you. Im sorry, but its the truth. I see why anyone that fought in WW2, Korea, or Vietnam HATES our generation. lol

    July 18, 2011 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bill brasky


    July 18, 2011 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. Deca

    Way to go Harry! Looks like it's in red ink! Just go wipe it off whenever it suits you! Cannot wait to see the final installment. Sincerely, Deca

    July 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ruchbuch12

    Harry Potter, the overall series was completley amazing.It was worth staying up late and waiting in line. It doesn't matter how old you are, anyone can love it but I felt like the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was rushed. I'm really sad it's over. I wanted to see more romance between Ron and Hermoine but J.K. Rowling you are great!

    July 16, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LoJenkins

    July 16, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. r

    Another hour would've made the movie epic. Crucial moments left out could have been put back in and crucial moments so sadly rushed and almost thoughtlessly filmed could have had more deserved the more time they deserved.

    July 15, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tyler42

    Way to end the article with a false statement...The film was not "filmed" in 3d, it was converted in post production.

    July 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lynn Holmes

    Sadly, the end of an era. Thank you JK Rowling for the magical journey, and for encouraging children to read.

    July 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Guest

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was a great movie. Very unlike the books, but such a great film. Well worth staying up & waiting in line to see it at midnight.

    July 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      I agree! I was so tired today at work because I didn't get home from the midnight showing until 4am, but it was totally worth it to see Harry Potter. I can't wait to see it a couple more times this weekend 🙂

      July 15, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. nerp

    Second!! Ha! Take that! Okay I'm done. Highlight of my day, ya know..... *cries about having no life*

    July 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ???

    Who the heck is that guy? That's not Harry Potter.

    July 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fabio

      Thats Larry Potter, his cousin

      July 15, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gregory

      May be coming soon, Harry Potter 8
      It is possible to influence the process of creating of saga about Harry Potter

      July 16, 2011 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
    • No2Muggles

      No...That's Cary Potter, Larry's older brother

      July 18, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |

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