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'Deathly Hallows Part 2' Storms Box Office With Highest Opening Ever

July 18, 2011 (1:38 am) GMT
The final 'Harry Potter' film debuts on number one with $168.6 million, breaking the record which was previously held by 'The Dark Knight'.

A bunch of people eager to bid farewell to Harry and friends have helped "" break records. The movie debuts at North American Box Office on number one with the biggest opening weekend ever, collecting a staggering $168.6 million. It surpasses previous record holder "" which grossed $158.4 million domestically.

The last installment of the boy wizard film franchise also casts its spell overseas. It opens to a huge $307 million through screenings in 59 countries, bringing its worldwide debut to $476 million. The David Yates-directed movie tops prior all-time benchmark of $394 million set by its predecessor "".

Another major debut this week is "", which comes close to enter the top five with estimated $8 million. It lands on number six, trailing behind "" which is pushed down one position from number four with approximately $8.3 million.

Meanwhile, "" which topped the chart last week secures runner-up title this week with additional $21.2 million. "" and "" also drop one position each. The former is on number three with estimated $17.6 million, while the latter lands on number four with approximately $12.3 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for July 15-17:

  1. "" - $168.6 million
  2. "" - $21.2 million
  3. "" - $17.6 million
  4. "" - $12.3 million
  5. "" - $8.3 million
  6. "" - $8 million
  7. "" - $5.2 million
  8. "" - $2.6 million
  9. "" - $1.9 million
  10. "" - $1.9 million


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