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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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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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