Harry Potter topples The Dark Knight box office record
The last film in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, has broken box office records by taking more than £295 million in its opening weekend.
The film, which was released on July 15, took $168.5 million (£105 million) in the U.S and £23 million in the UK.
The eighth and final Harry Potter film topped other record holding films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides by 18 percent, and The Dark Knight’s $158 million (£98.1 million).
Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, the president of international distribution at Warner Bros, issued a statement that read, “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.”
The latest installement in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, came in second place, taking $21.2 million and Seth Gordon’s Horrible Bosses followed by taking $17.6 million.