‘Potter’ A Record-setter?
July 13, 2011 by Post Team
‘Potter’ A Record-setter?, A decade, seven books, eight films and what is expected to be somewhere around 7500 million and later, “Harry Potter” franchise is ending. Maybe. With the release Friday of U.S. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the series that a generation of children has grown – watch and a flock of would-be young children – is approaching its end.
Teenage wizard Harry once again faces the evil Lord Voldemort against in what is supposed to be the climactic conclusion of the most lucrative film franchise ever. Time Warner Inc. ‘s (TWX) Warner Bros. film unit have a virtual guarantee of 900 million and revenues around the world every time a “Potter” installment hit screens.
That batting average is likely to rise this year as the second part of the last “Potter” book “Deathly Hallows” is expected to break the one billion mark and for the first time in the series.
“It would be surprising if the end of ‘Potter’ has not passed and 1000 million,” said Brandon Gray, president of BoxOfficeMojo.com. The first part of “Deathly Hallows,” released in November and raised over 950 million worldwide.
Besides being the Potter’s swan song and the group of wizards of Hogwarts, the second part has several wrinkles that should help your goose numbers. On the one hand, this chapter will be the first “Potter” will be released in 3-D versions, as well as Imax Corp. (IMAX) giant screens, two of which involve increased admission prices, Gray said.
Also, early reviews have not hurt the film; such as trade publications Variety and Hollywood Reporter have taken the first assessments that are favorable to the film.
“If there was ever a sure thing commercially, this farewell is strong,” wrote the Hollywood Reporter critic Todd McCarthy.
Paul Dergarabedian, president of box office to Hollywood.com, said the weekend opening of “Potter” could be a regulator of registration. Projections midnight on Friday could help break the record of 72.7 million and a single opening day since 2009, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and three days to conquer own Warner record order week for 2008, “The Dark Knight,” AT $ 158 400 000.
He reiterated that Imax 3-D projections complete with glasses that look like the hero-magician, gives an advantage to beat short-term records.
But when all is said and done, the “Potter” franchise will end up as the chain’s most successful films in the history of film, Dergarabedian said.
“I do not think you can overdo the great thing is this,” he said. “It’s kind of a unique situation in life.”
Critics andanlysts have noted that all films in the series have remained relatively high marks for quality to be faithful to the author JK Rowling’s books, with the same creative team behind the cameras on board for most of the series, attracting many renowned actors to fill several roles.
Producers also managed to make changing the appearance of “Potter” Daniel Radcliffe and co-star portrait Emma Watson and Rupert Grint to be credible. Watson and Radcliffe are now 21, while Grint is 22, but all three were middle-aged or younger at the school when the shooting began.
In addition to what could be easily and 7.5 billion in worldwide box office, grossing at the time “Relics: Part 2″ ends its execution, the “Potter” will probably end up somewhere north of and 2.3 million U.S. dollars in revenue. That will make the film series of all time in the U.S., surpassing “Star Wars” franchise and 2.1 billion.
Yes, the “Star Wars” series includes only six films in front of the eight “Potter” but notes that there were several versions Dergarabedian of the first three “Star Wars” installments. In addition, this series was divided into two parts – the first three from 1977 to 1983 and the last three running from 1999 to 2005 – start nearly 30 years to finish. There was a gap of a routine three years between releases in each of the two stanzas of “Star Wars” series.
With “Potter”, a new release was launched almost every year over the past decade except 2003, 2006 and 2008. Keep the public involved in eight films released in relatively quick succession and even giving the platform above the results is unprecedented, said Dergarabedian. The seven “Potter” installments released so far in the top 30 all time box office with an overall cumulative + 6.4 billion.
The question now is, can live without Harry Warner Bros.? And how can a film expected to more than one billion and have no track?
The latter question, the answer can be simple. Many millions of dollars have not been followed up successes, including the top three films of all time: “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” “Titanic” and the world champion of all time, “Avatar. ”
Study says officials have been preparing for the eventual end of “Potter” in recent years, and will release no more series in the near future unless another delivery Rowling pens.
However, the bar has been raised in Warner “Tentpole” strategy, or what is known in industry jargon as the blockbusters to shore up the board a study of the release. Warner thinks that he has multiple entries that have maintained their diving operations – the “Batman” series as “The Dark Knight”, some new versions of “Superman” series of last year success and “Inception,” to name a few.
There are rumors, however, that the series could continue. Rowling has created a website, “Pottermore” designed to keep “Potter” loyal interested as long as possible. But as “Potter” books may be in sight, more movies, no doubt, to follow.
Rowling appeared last year on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and said: “Definitely could write an eighth, ninth and tenth I will not say no I do not think I feel I … done, but never knows. “
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