July 17th, 2011
In a fitting finale, Harry Potter’s magic is making box office records disappear.
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2′ made $168.6 million in its opening weekend, which was the biggest Friday-Sunday in movie history. ‘The Dark Knight’ earned $158.4 million in its debut.
The staggering sum comes after Harry made nearly $100 million on its first day, which is just plain ridiculous.
To put the wizardry in perspective, the movie earned roughly eight times what (second place) ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ – the year’s biggest movie – banked this weekend.