‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ Sets Highest Grossing Opening Weekend of All Time

The final "Harry Potter" movie is making history, sets highest-grossing opening weekend record of all time with $168.55 million.

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Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” set the highest-grossing opening weekend ever. The series finale drew an estimated $168.55 million beating the The Dark Knight‘s record of $158.4 million.

“Deathly Hallows Part 2” also conjured the highest opening day record of $92.1 million last Friday and the highest midnight launch record of $43.5 million.

The Harry Potter franchise has now grossed $2.177 billion, and it’s about to break the record of Star Wars’ $2.218 billion to become the top-grossing franchise in history.

(July 15 to 17, 2011 – Weekend Estimates)

TW LW Movie Weekend Gross Gross-to-Date Week
1 N Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 $168.5M $168.5M 1
2 1 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $21.25M $302.8M 3
3 2 Horrible Bosses $17.63M $60.0M 2
4 3 Zoo Keeper $12.3M $42.35M 2
5 4 Cars 2 $8.34M $165.32M 4
6 N Winnie the Pooh $8M $8M 1
7 5 Bad Teacher $5.2M $88.5M 4
8 6 Larry Crowne $2.57M $31.63M 3
9 7 Super 8 $1.92M $122.24M 6
10 11 Midnight in Paris $1.89 $41.79M 9

Note: Debuting movies are highlighted in yellow.

Figures courtesy of Box Office Mojo

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