Top 10 Movies at the Weekend Box Office 17JUL2011, HP: Deathly Hallows Part 2

Date: July / 20 / 2011 + Comments: 1

Emma Watson Deathly Hallows Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has the highest-grossing opening weekend ever. The series finale drew $169.2 million on around 11,100 screens at 4,375 locations, dethroning The Dark Knight‘s $158.4 million.

Deathly Hallows Part 2’s first weekend flew past the previous franchise high of $125 million, posted by Deathly Hallows Part 1 last November. While its opening gross also out-distanced The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($142.8 million), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($135.6 million) and the first Spider-Man ($114.8 million), Deathly Hallows Part 2’s estimated opening attendance was less than those titles, ranking sixth overall.

3D accounted for 43% of the gross, which was a lower share than Transformers: Dark of the Moon‘s 60% at the same point but in the ballpark of most of this summer’s other big movies. Still, at an estimated $72.8 million, that translated to the second biggest-grossing 3D opening yet, behind Alice in Wonderland (2010)’s $81.3 million.

According to Warner Bros., 54% of Deathly Hallows Part 2’s audience was female, compared to 57% for the last movie, and 45% was under 25 years old, compared to 56% for the last movie.

As a franchise, Harry Potter has now grossed $2.177 billion, and it’s on the brink of eclipsing Star Wars’ $2.218 billion to become the top-grossing franchise in history.

New Movies in Theaters

Just premiered:

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: [Fantasy, 2 hr. 10 min.] Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Gary Oldman, Emma Thompson.
  • Winnie the Pooh: [Animation, 1 hr. 3 min.] John Cleese (narrator), Craig Ferguson (Voice), Tom Kenny (Voice).

Top 10 Weekend Box Office in USA

Weekend: July 15th to 17th, 2011

  1. (Y) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 $169,189,427 Total: $169,189,427 Weeks: 1
  2. (1) Transformers: Dark of the Moon $21,328,545 Total: $302,878,797 Weeks: 3
  3. (2) Horrible Bosses $17,777,464 Total: $60,149,603 Weeks: 2
  4. (3) Zookeeper $12,330,512 Total: $42,382,978 Weeks: 2
  5. (4) Cars 2 $8,407,529 Total: $165,389,754 Weeks: 4
  6. (Y) Winnie the Pooh $7,857,076 Total: $7,857,076 Weeks: 1
  7. (5) Bad Teacher $5,152,447 Total: $88,457,639 Weeks: 4
  8. (6) Larry Crowne $2,664,550 Total: $31,719,560 Weeks: 3
  9. (7) Super 8 $1,970,377 Total: $122,287,359 Weeks: 6
  10. (11) Midnight in Paris $1,876,588 Total: $41,778,698 Weeks: 9

(#) = Previous week rank, (Y) = New Film

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