For many young adults, the end of Harry Potter marks the end of childhoods, but the final installation of the series, “”Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” did not only break hearts, it broke box office records all over the world.
In North America alone, the film grossed $168.6 million in ticket sales making it the biggest opening weekend in history without compensating for inflation. The previous record was $158.4 million, set by “The Dark Knight” in July of 2008, according to Hollywood.com. Harry Potter also broke the record for biggest midnight opening, $43.5 million, biggest opening day sales, $92 million, and best IMAX Theater sales with $15.5 million.
Overseas Harry Potter did just as well, earning the best foreign opening of all time with $370 million. This blew the opening of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” which held the previous record with $260.4 million, completely out of the water. But that wasn’t enough. The total of all tickets sales, throughout the world, make the final Harry Potter movie the best debut film ever with $475.6 million. The record was previously held by “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,” which debuted with $394 million worldwide sales.box office records broken, Harry Potter, harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Hollywood.com, IMAX, metacritic, pirates of the caribbean: on stranger tides, rotten tomatoes, the dark knight