The final Harry Potter instalment has become the highest-grossing opening of all time, taking an unprecedented $475.6 million dollars at the box-office worldwide
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2 flew into cinemas this weekend, and into the record books, taking a staggering $475.6 million dollars at the box-office worldwide.
The eighth and final installment of the wizarding films whizzed past the previous opening weekend record holder, 2009’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which brought in $394 million worldwide.
And the numbers are set to keep on rising, Deathly Hallows- Part 1 grossed a powerful $955 million worldwide in 2010 and it is expected that Part 2 could reach past the $1 billion at the global box office.
The only film brave enough to open in the US opposite the Harry Potter juggernaut this weekend? Disney’s Winnie the Pooh – although everyone’s favourite honey-loving bear only managed to bring in $8million ticket sales.
For the last decade the world’s been gripped by the magical story of Harry, Ron and Hermoine, to see the whole gang again – for one last time in such a dramatic finale – is not to be missed!
Watch Emma Watson talk about the final film in the saga in our exclusive interview below…