Sunday, July 17, 2011

Record Were Meant To Be Broken
And who better to do it than Harry Potter? None of course! Check out the stats below:
$92.1M in the U.S. and Canada Friday (including that record-setting $43.5M from midnight showings) and $44.2M Saturday.
Overseas, the franchise finale grossed $307M with 34M admissions from over 20K screens in 59 countries. That's the biggest international opening weekend of all time ahead of $260.4M's Pirates Of The Caribbean 4.
Led by record-breaking grosses in the UK ($36.6M) and Australia ($26.7M), all markets have performed exceedingly well, including Germany ($25.7M), France ($23.9M) and Japan ($21.5M). Globally, it also broke the IMAX opening weekend record with a worldwide gross of $23.5M, which includes setting a new record in North America with $15.5M. That makes for a worldwide total of $475.5M, yet another record besting the previous crown holder $394M set by 2D-only Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince.
**This from Deadline Hollywood

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