Harry Potter Zaps Box Office Record, Nabs $168.6M
Deathly Hallows Part 2 collects $475.6M globally in massive opening weekend
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2011 1:06 PM CDT
Ralph Fiennes portrays Lord Voldemort in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

(Newser) – Harry Potter went out with a true bang: The final installment in the wizarding saga, the Deathly Hallows Part 2, notched almost half a billion dollars internationally, with an opening weekend take of $475.6 million. That shattered the previous record, Harry Potter and the Half -Blood Prince, which the Hollywood Reporter notes pulled in a not-so-paltry $394 million. On the domestic front, Deathly Hallows Part 2 pushed The Dark Knight out of the way by more than $10 million, with $168.6 million .

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Oct 2, 2011 10:11 PM CDT
There is no distinction between white and black magic. When magic works, it is always the work of the Devil. (Father Gabriele Amorth)
Jul 25, 2011 10:35 PM CDT
Who's Harry Potter? Haha! www.comicdaverusso.blogspot.com
Jul 18, 2011 3:01 AM CDT
TAKE THAT POTTER HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Damn I had to work this weekend...didn't get to see it yet....can't wait