Harry Potter film ‘breaks box office records’ in US

July 18, 2011

The final Harry Potter movie has broken the record for the biggest first day box office sales in the US and Canada, according to studio estimates.
The film’s distributor, Warner Bros, reports that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, made $92.1m (£57m) in North America on Friday.
The previous single-day record belonged to The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which made $72.7m (£45m) on its opening day.
The Potter film is the eighth movie in the franchise.
The seventh book in JK Rowling’s popular series was split into two films.
Fans around the world queued for hours to be among the first to see the film.
The entire Potter film series has so far earned more than £4bn worldwide, not including the final film’s takings so far.
It has been 10 years since the first movie in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was released.
It made stars of its young cast, Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

-With bbc.co.uk input

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