Saturday, July 16, 2011

Harry Potter sets first day record

After opening for 24 hours, distributor Warner Bros. reports that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" summoned up $92.1 million domestically (US).
That's nearly $20 million more than the previous record-holder, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," which took in $72.7 million in its first day two years ago.
In a single day, "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" took in more money than four of the previous seven "Harry Potter" films did over their entire opening weekends.
The finale of the "Harry Potter" saga also set a record for midnight screenings with $43.5 million. That topped "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," which pulled in about $30 million in its first midnight shows last year.
Box-office tracker projected Saturday that "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" also could break the opening-weekend record of $158.4 million domestically held by "The Dark Knight."
Soure: Yahoo! Movies.                                                                                                        

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Opening this Week

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 
In the epic finale of the most successful movie franchise, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. After destroying one Horcrux and discovering the significance of the three Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron and Hermione continue to seek the other Horcruxes in an attempt to destroy Lord Voldemort.

However, now that Voldemort has obtained the Elder Wand, he aims to complete his final stage to ultimate power and launches an attack on Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and threatens to take over the Wizarding and Muggle worlds. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.

Directed by David Yates; and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes...

Opens: July 15, 2011 Runtime: 2 hr. 10 min. Genre: Adventure, Fantasy Rated: PG - 13