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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 opens to record breaking $169.2M domestic / $312.3M foreign for $481.5M worldwide

Update: Article updated with final box office data

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the final installment in the worldwide blockbuster franchise, opened to a record breaking $169.189M from 4,375 theaters ($38,672 per theater average) in its opening weekend (“The Dark Knight” held the previous record with $158.411M) and a record-breaking $481.489M worldwide. On the way to its record-breaking domestic bow, the film broke several other records including biggest midnight launch ($43.5M) and biggest opening day/single day ($91.071M).

Debuting in 3D for the first time in the franchise, 3D for ‘Deathly Hallows Part 2’ accounted for approximately 43% of the gross (from a record 3,100+ locations including 274 Imax). Imax grosses reached a record $15.5M (beating “Alice in Wonderland’s” $12.2M). Total 3D accounted for an estimated $72.8M, second all-time to “Alice in Wonderland’s” $81.3M 3D opening weekend gross.

‘Deathly Hallows Part 2’ dropped 53% on Saturday to $42.414M and a further 16% on Sunday to $35.704M. The huge Friday to Saturday drop is a result of film’s enormous opening day which clipped the previous record holder “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” by nearly $20M ($72.704M). The previous single day high for a ‘Harry Potter’ movie was last November’s ‘Deathly Hallows Part 1’ which opened to $61.685M (which also held the previous opening weekend high for the franchise at $125.017M from 4,125 theaters–$30,307 per theater average).

And as a sign of how important this final film in the franchise has become to its fanbase, The opening day gross for ‘Deathly Hallows Part 2’ was larger than the entire 3-day opening weekends of ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ ($90.295M), ‘Half-Blood Prince’ ($77.836MM), ‘Order of the Phoenix’ ($77.108M) and ‘Chamber of Secrets’ ($88.357M) and nearly ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ as well ($93.688M).

Overseas analysis and top five highlights after the jump.

Continue reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 opens to record breaking $169.2M domestic / $312.3M foreign for $481.5M worldwide

Transformers 3 stays in first with $47.1M; Horrible Bosses opens strong with $28.3M, Zookeeper soft at $20.1M

Update: Article updated with final box office data.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon dropped 52% in its second weekend as it took in $47.103M. That’s a smaller second week decline than ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ which had dipped 61% in its second weekend and is only minimally below the second week drop of the original “Transformers” (-48%). The weekend gross puts the film’s cume at $261.079M making it the year’s top-grossing film (moving ahead of “The Hangover Part II” which cleared $250M this weekend).

The daily breakdown for ‘Dark of the Moon’ is as follows:

  • Fri: $14.843M
  • Sat: $18.327M (+24%)
  • Sun: $13.934M (-24%)

For comparison purposes, “Transformers” was at $224.010M by the close of its second weekend, while ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ was at $293.356M. At the moment, ‘Dark of the Moon’ looks like it’ll close its domestic run with between $350-375M.

Worldwide ‘Dark of the Moon’ is now at $645.079M with $384M from foreign markets.

Debuting in second place with a solid $28.302M was the Warner Brothers R-rated comedy Horrible Bosses. Zookeeper, meanwhile, debuted softer than expected (and more than $10M below Kevin James’ last film “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”–$31.833M) with $20.066M.

Here are the individual day performances for both films:

  • Horrible Bosses — Fri: $9.882M, Sat: $10.392M (+5%), Sun: $8.028M (-23%)
  • Zookeeper — Fri: $7.365M, Sat: $7.518M (+2%), Sun: $5.182M (-31%)

Rounding out the top five for the weekend was Cars 2 in fourth place with $15.212M ($148.832M cume) and Bad Teacher in fifth place with $8.914M ($78.672M cume).

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Transformers 3 remains on top with $14.8M Friday, but Horrible Bosses starts strong with $9.9M; Zookeeper opens soft with $7.4M

Update: Article updated with final box office data.

As expected, Transformers: Dark of the Moon held off both new releases Friday to take a first place $14.843M from 4,088 theaters. The movie’s cume now stands at $228.818M and it’s on track for what looks like $43-47M for the weekend which will put it well […]

Movie trailer for Horrible Bosses

New Line Cinema has released the movie trailer for Seth Gordon’s Horrible Bosses. Watch the trailer after the jump.

The comedy stars Jason Bateman, Seth Gordon, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston is scheduled to hit theaters on July 8, 2011.

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