'Harry Potter' Record Weekend Climbs to $169.2M

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harry Potter had an even bigger weekend than
his Hollywood headmasters first projected.

Sunday revenues for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part
2" came in higher than anticipated, giving the film a $169.2
million opening weekend domestically. That's $600,000 more than
distributor Warner Bros. estimated over the weekend.

It was a record-breaker for the "Harry Potter" finale, topping
the previous best domestic debut of $158.4 million for "The Dark
Knight." Factoring in today's higher admission prices, "The Dark
Knight" sold more tickets, though.

"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" also had a record overseas opening
with $307 million in 59 countries. The film is approaching half a
billion dollars at the worldwide box office after just days in
release.


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