The eighth Harry Potter film also now holds the single-day box office, best opening day box office, and biggest Friday box office records. In addition, the film set a new IMAX opening weekend record of $23.5 million.
Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution Dan Fellman stated, “These numbers are amazing, but they are only part of the story. It is impossible to quantify how thrilled and grateful we all are that both critics and audiences—especially loyal Harry Potter fans—continue to support the film. This is the culmination of an extraordinary decade, and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of many, many people on both sides of the camera, beginning with the brilliant J.K. Rowling, as well as producer David Heyman. We applaud them all.”
President of International Distribution Veronika Kwan-Rubinek remarked, “Harry Potter is truly a cultural phenomenon the world over. Whether in German, French, Japanese, Russian, or any language, international audiences have embraced the Harry Potter films over the years, with the powerful finale punctuating just how special the property is. We congratulate everyone associated with the films on this monumental achievement.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was directed by David Yates and was the first film of the series to be released in 2D and 3D.
Source: Warner Bros Pictures
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