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'Harry Potter' Tops Box Office

'Harry Potter' Tops Box Office

Harry Potter took the top spot at the box office over the weekend, bringing Muggles from all over the planet to theaters and earning $476 million worldwide!

The final film in the franchise, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint earned $163 million in the U.S. alone, which bested The Dark Knight‘s previous record of the highest grossing first weekend in theaters.

Second place went to Shia LaBeouf‘s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which took in $23.5 million for the weekend.

Third place went to Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman‘s Horrible Bosses, with $17.5 million.

Kevin JamesZookeeper took fourth, with $12.5 million, and rounding out the top five was Cars 2, with $8.2 million.

DID YOU SEE Harry Potter this weekend – and if you did, what did you think?

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# 1

HARRY POTTER RULES!

SUCK IT TWI-HARDERS!

# 2

In your face gay vampires! HARRY POTTER FTW

# 3

As it should.

# 4

i loved deathly hallows!!!! seeing it again. potter is the best

# 5

YAYY HARRY POTTER FOR THE WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN

# 6

TDK didn’t need that 3D gimmick to reach the record.

# 7
try again @ 07/17/2011 at 2:39 pm

@Sean: I didn’t even watch the 3D version.

# 8

still sad it’s over lol :’(

# 9

@Sean
Most people where i lived watch it in 2D. Don’t hate.

Ron Loyola @ 07/17/2011 at 2:45 pm

Uhmm, dude. Your facts aren’t right. Check back on the source.

It grosses $475M in less than week. THAT’s 475, not 293.

That’s almost half a billion.

Only Harry could do that.

Ron Loyola @ 07/17/2011 at 2:48 pm

And it’s $168M in the US, not $163M.

Thanks. =)

IT WAS SO……..DAMN……..AMAZING ;___;

JK’s commencement speech was beautiful.

I like all of ‘em…but it’s Dan who’s grabbing my attention here. He’s getting to be really handsome!

Ron Loyola @ 07/17/2011 at 3:01 pm

@Sean
Read the attached article, and you’ll certainly get your hating mouth shut.

Thanks.

P.S. Sorry I couldn’t help but stan for Potter. It’s good to stan on all things good. =)

That proves (even if it doesn’t need to be proven), ONCE AGAIN, that Harry Potter >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rebecca Black >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Twilight.

IN YOUR FACE GOLDEN BLACK BLUE EYED SPARKLING NON-ABLETOCREATESPERMBUTSTILLHAVEBABIES F*CKING VAMPIRES !

@Holic: WE CAN’T EVEN SEE WHERE IS TWISHIT BECAUSE IT’S TOO F*CKING FAR AWAY FROM HP SORRY.

I think Alan Rickman deserves an Oscar nomination for Snape. He is a tremendous actor anyhow, but he brought such depth to a character that could have been so one dimensional. Over the last decade or so it was fantastic that all of the actors (well except for Dumbledore) stayed with the project. From the main three to Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman and all of the supporting cast.
Kudos for keeping the series real and true.

WE CAN’T EVEN SEE WHERE IS TWISHIT BECAUSE IT’S TOO FAR AWAY FROM HARRY POTTER WOW

I saw it TWICE. It was amazing!

WHO’s SLAYING BOX OFFICE? — JeNnIfEr ANISTON IS SLAYING this years box office… This girl is unstopable… MANgelina fa(g)s just DIE!

i love Harry Potter and horible bosses
jen anston rocks

@blah: What are you talking about?
Anyways happy to see them do well and JJ the numbers WW are wrong. They made 475 million WW more than any other movie heck they made 100 million more than the last record holder and made 168 million in the US 10 million more than the last record holder.
Also to people who think it’s just gonna end this week, the HP fans will be back the next week and ride this movie out. They show up after the first week sales and keep the movie in theaters.

Okay…Horrible boss is not a maniston movie…I know you want to believe that and go ahead and believe that. She is not the star in the movie…the three guys are the stars. So go ahead Maniston lovers and be delusional and believe that…at best she is just a supoorting actress and that’s where the credit goes!

Okay…Horrible boss is not a maniston movie…I know you want to believe that and go ahead and believe that. She is not the star in the movie…the three guys are the stars. So go ahead Maniston lovers and be delusional and believe that…at best she is just a supoorting actress and that’s where the credit goes!

$293.8 million why this movie for kids

gone with the wind , Dances with Wolves that’s what you need to watch

quit hating and comparing @ 07/17/2011 at 3:31 pm

i love harry potter thought it was fab but do you have to bring in twilight they are nothing alike . quit hating on twilight and just focus on harry potter .

Aniston NOT a lead! @ 07/17/2011 at 3:32 pm

Jennifer Aniston was only in the movie 20 minutes, how can it be her movie? What about the other two male leads? The media feeds us this crap about her all the time!

jacqueline @ 07/17/2011 at 3:39 pm

YES!! Harry Potter DESERVES IT! I watched it on friday and cried my heart out, it was MAGICAL!
It’s amazing how there is no competition between Harry Potter and the other movies, HP just smashes ‘em all!

LOL pleaaaseee Twilight-BREAKING DAWN 1 PART IT”S NOT OUT YET!!
And this is the final movie in the HP series so..
we’ll see when Breaking Dawn Part 2 ,the final movie comes out!!!
For the moment ,barely in november breaking Dawn part 1 comes out,we’ll see what happens!!:D:

Ron Loyola @ 07/17/2011 at 3:43 pm

@Ann
Boo, you *****.

Ron Loyola @ 07/17/2011 at 3:44 pm

@Ann

Boo, you W.H.O.R.E.

@Ann: oh please stop making excuses. Twilight only breaks midnight and day records. They can’t even get opening weekend and the movies haven’t even gotten close to Harry Potters biggest grossing movies. The fans dont even show up after the first week because they want to have first week sales that bad, but they cant even finish off better than them. This movie saw all HP fans coming out even the ones that didn’t show up to all the other movies. I wasn’t even trying to compare the two and ignore it.

jacqueline @ 07/17/2011 at 3:49 pm

@Ann: Oh yeah, we’ll see Twilight get the usual bad reviews and not be anywhere as brilliant as Harry Potter. I don’t know why you bother coming here just to talk about crappy Twilight

@Ann:

Even if Twilight breaks Harry Potter’s box office record (which I HIGHLY doubt), The Dark Knight Rises will definitely shatter that Twilight’s record.

Harry Potter is saving the economy, one movie ticket at a time

Brazilians hate harry potter

Blueberry @ 07/17/2011 at 4:20 pm

@toria:

The original Dumbledore, Richard Harris, passed away. He didn’t leave the show.

SNAPE for an OSCAR!

jacqueline @ 07/17/2011 at 4:25 pm

@Alex: No, we LOVE it.

I was very disappointed in the final HP movie. I have been a devoted fan of the books and the movies have been ok, but they could have added so much more than they did. I was hoping to see more interaction between Hagrid and the Death Eaters in the forest. They didn’t show Grawp, the centaurs, and so many other things. I was hoping for better.

The final movie was EPIC!! It is now my favorite movie of ALL time! It was just that emotional and perpetually driven for a great conclusion. I will be going to see it again! :)

@Ron Loyola: What do you want me to read in that article? Did you want me to read how 61% of the box office came from 3D? Like I said, TDK reached the record without the use of that gimmicky 3D. And I’m glad Nolan isn’t going to do that crap for cheap numbers for part 3.

not only was it an amazing installment in the series, but it was an amazing film, period! well done to the trio, the “davids”, j.k. rowling & wb!

Tommy Boy @ 07/17/2011 at 6:34 pm

@passby:

The 3 STARS OF THE FILM ARE THE SUPPORTING PLAYERS: KEVIN SPACEY, JENNIFER ANISTON AND COLIN FARRELL. Bateman, Sudekis and Day are the LEADS OF THE FILM but they are not the real stars.

However, COLLECTIVELY, they all share in the success of Horrible Bosses. And it was one Jennifer’s best reviewed film since The Good Girl. Deal with it!

The people on this thread are retarded. What does it have to do with Twilight or Jennifer Anniston?

It’s about Harry Potter.

The avg budget for HP movies is $250 mil.

Budget for Twilight movies is about $55 mil.

@jacqueline: Tell that to the people here who brought up Twilight for NO REASON at all.

Why did Harry Potter fans have to mention Twilight when the post is about HP?

Tommy Boy @ 07/17/2011 at 7:31 pm

@Lyra Belacqua:

You dumb twit. Read the full article. They mentioned that Horrible Bosses came in 3rd. Or should we just talk about Harry Potter? Sheesh!

aquarius64 @ 07/17/2011 at 7:59 pm

Summit must be sweating bullets about Breaking Dawn, after seeing the first Harry Potter numbers. The two-part Twilight finale costed 263 million to make, 75 million went to the upfront salaries of the three leads at 25 million a piece. Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner also get a cut of door receipts as well (2.5% total). Summit has a highly vested interest in its success to see any profit for itself.

aquarius64 @ 07/17/2011 at 8:00 pm

Summit must be sweating bullets about Breaking Dawn, after seeing the first Harry Potter numbers. The two-part Twilight finale costed 263 million to make, 75 million went to the upfront salaries of the three leads at 25 million a piece. Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner also get a cut of door receipts as well (2.5% total). Summit has a highly vested interest in its success to see any profit for itself.

HP deserves all this success! I hope it crosses the billion dollar mark.

you are a Hufflepuff if you do not love this movie. Love!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! it’s insulting that Twilight is compared to this series. I am sooooooooooo sad this ended but all the actors in this series are going to do amazingly well and I cannot wait to see Emma in Perks of Being A Wallflower! It is such an amazing book!

JK Rowling told a better love story in one chapter than Stephenie Meyer did in 4 books. =))

FINALLY ITS OVER……….

Yeahhhhhhh..keep comparing TWILIGHT and HARRY POTTER because
both of them have same levels and same fans aND none of them is superior not even OSCAR worthy….WANDS AND SPARKY FANGLESS VAMPIRES

if we Harry Potter fans can keep it this way….. We can possibly dethrone STAR WARS as the highest grossing movie series in history!!!!!! IN YOUR FACE, VAMPIRE SUCKERS!!!

We talk about Twishit to shut the f*ck up the twif*ckinghards even before they make any sound. We had enough of “In your face Harry Potter” when Twishit beat the previous records, now it’s our turn. Twihards are ridiculous. HP is the kind of film/book I will show to my kids, Twishit is the kind of thing (The movies look like a parody and the books are like fanfictions) I won’t show to anyone. NOT EVEN MYSELF.

harry potter and the dh is the best movie ever and harry potter in general is the best franchise ever and it could never compare to anything i cried in this one :’( it has been such a part of my life
HARRY POTTER FOR LIFE

The movie was fantastic! It was definitely worth the wait. As a longtime fan I was happily satisfied by the final conclusion of this amazing series!

stephanie @ 07/18/2011 at 4:17 am

They deserve it, it’s amazing. <3

Yeah baby HP Rocks!! Nobody cares about s hitty twilight and their crappy actors!! HARRY POTTER ROCKS !!!

quit hating and comparing @ 07/18/2011 at 7:30 am

Stop going on about twilight cant everyone just get along and stop bringing every film saga down why the competion cant you just enjoy the movies and quit fighting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and being insulting to other people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

quit hating @ 07/18/2011 at 7:32 am

@c:

You do reliase that one of those ****** actors was in one of your hp films.

YES FINALLY ITS FINISH ALL THESE CRAP ABOUT HP !!!

yeah, very fantastic film! I can’t stop shaking and crying while watching it.. Oh God, the best film ever.. #HP7P2

GREAT movie! Loved the Ron & Hermione kiss! I love me some Grint!

Twilight rules!!!! Stop hating it! Harry Potter had it’s day!

@Alex:
Brazilians LOVE Harry Potter. Just read what Tom said about us ;)

Feeling sorry for those who compare Twilight & Harry Potter movies. So different from each other. I’m sure there are tons of people who like both. What do you say to them? Cut them down? Let people like what they like and get over the competition sh*t.

“Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.” – Stephen King

watched it on midnight!! It was a great movie!! definitely going to go see it again!!

@kaye: So? And Transformers is about aliens from outer space. They’re different movies. Why does Twilight’s story have to be compared to Potter? Different movies have differing stories. Oh my!

MissGreen @ 07/18/2011 at 3:59 pm

Harry was amazing!!!♥♥♥I cannot imagine better ending:)

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Just Interested @ 07/18/2011 at 5:50 pm

no surprise there harry potter always tops box office b!tches

Best Movie Ever
i don’t think they can compare harry potter a legend with 7 books and 8 movies with a 3 normal movie movie

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