‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ Sets Opening Day Records Around the World

The final Harry Potter movie had a remarkable debut in different parts of the world yesterday, grossing an estimated $43.6 million in 26 territories.

According to Box Office Mojo, the movie set opening day records in Australia ($7.5 million), Italy ($4.6 million), Sweden ($2.1 million), Norway ($1.8 million), the Netherlands ($1.7 million), Denmark ($1.6 million), Belgium ($1.4 million) and Finland ($749,000). It also claimed the Wednesday opening record in France ($7.1 million), the preview record in Germany ($5.3 million), and the Warner Bros. opening day record in Russia ($4.1 million).

Across the same group of territories, that opening day is up 82 percent on “Deathly Hallows Part 1” and 49 percent on “Half-Blood Prince.”

The Harry Potter opening weekend record is held by “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which debuted to $236 million worldwide two years ago. Warner Bros. is optimistic that “Deathly Hallows Part 2” will break that record as the film debuts on 19,500+ screens in 59 other foreign territories this weekend.

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. Pictures announced that the Harry Potter finale has conjured over $32 million in advance ticket sales, setting a new pre-opening benchmark.

Watch the final trailer of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” here:

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