Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part I) Is A Box Office Hit!

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The boy wizard has done his magic again…in the box-office!

”Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”, the seventh film of based on the seventh book, is a box-office hit in its opening weekend by having a total domestic gross of $125.1 million. This is the biggest franchise record to date, with Goblet of Fire coming in at second with $102.7 million.

In international sales, it got a total of $205 million, giving it a $330.1 million worth of sales worldwide in 4,125 theaters at only three days. With these figures at hand, this will be a big boost for the Harry Potter franchise that has earned $5.5 billion so far.

Harry Potter 7.1 has unseated last week’s box office champ, “Megamind” and now sits at No.6 on the list of the biggest opening weekends at box-office. “Megamind” is now second with $16.2 million, followed by “Unstoppable” with $13.1 million and the new release “The Next Three Days” debuting at No. 5 with $6.8 million.

With a big domestic gross for Harry Potter 7.1, many are expecting to surpass these figures when the final Potter franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”, comes out next year on July 15. Warner Brothers also hopes that when they release Part 2 in 3D format, it will boost up sales as well. This is also what Paul Dergarabedian, a box-office analyst from Hollywood.com says about these high figures. “This is kind of the warmup to the potentially 3-D supercharged finale, and that could really take these ‘Potter’ numbers to another level.”

Warner Brothers were also amazed at the increase of audience in the opening “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”, saying that the age group went up, which was between 18 and 34 years old. Dan Fellman, Warner Bros’ head of distribution said “When we started ‘Harry Potter,’ basically, the audience was driven to theaters by their parents. Today, those same kids are driving to the midnight shows themselves.”

It’s no wonder that Harry Potter 7.1 is such a big hit on its opening weekend. Fans have grown with Harry Potter in the past years with the books. Now, it is still part of every kid’s and adult’s lives as it grows into them even after the movie franchise ends. I’m pretty sure more people are going to watch the Part 2 tomorrow as we witness the end of the adventures of the boy wizard. The gross income that Harry Potter 7.1 got from the opening weekend is nothing compared to the way fans feel about the book and movie franchise. That, as we all know, is priceless.


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