Harry Potter Finale Breaks Midnight Record
July 16, 2011 by Post Team
Harry Potter Finale Breaks Midnight Record, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 shattered domestic box office record for a midnight opening, taking in 43.5 million and Friday, Warner Bros. Pictures announced.
The film – the first of a series of eight films to be released in 3D and 2D – also broke the record for the midnight opening of the IMAX theaters, with a $ 2 million and gross a record number of IMAX screens, according Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures president of domestic distribution.
The registration of the midnight opening came on the heels of another record set by the film – for advance ticket sales. Many of the programs of the opening day sold out weeks ago.
“What an incredible start for the film to end all this,”Fellman said.
“The filmmakers and cast made an appropriate end for this wonderful and extraordinary franchise, and the response from fans has been very rewarding,”he said.” Everyone at Warner Bros. joins me in congratulating the people behind the Harry Potter. We know this is only the beginning of what promises to be an amazing weekend and a magical summer.”
About locations across the country had 3800 visits to the latest installment of the Harry Potter series from 12:01 am this morning and running during the morning hours, traitors, and were the norm.
The previous record was set at midnight for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,”which earned nearly 30 million and the projections of midnight on June 30, 2010, according to Paul Dergarabedian, president of the division of box office Hollywood.com.
He noted that midnight the last Harry Potter film to take easily surpassed the midnight and 24 million gross for the previous installment, “Deathly Hallows Part I,”last November 19.
It also lays the groundwork “for a massive and potentially without a single day precedentes”de Friday gross of the film, which could rake in a million and 80 projected, Dergarabedian said. If this happens, it would take of all time one-day crown “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,”which earned 72.7 million and its debut on November 20, 2009, after the publication of midnight, and then second best gross 26, 3 million, he said.
Pre-launch projections for total weekend this weekend to take to film Harry Potter and have ranged from more than 125 million and 150 million, said Dergarabedian.
If ticket sales Midnight Blues, the film has the opportunity to have the biggest opening weekend of all time. The current record is “The Dark Knight,”which had a debut and 158.4 million in mid-July 2008, he said.
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