Did Harry Potter end on a high note? Did Winnie the Pooh make the charts?
|Rank||Film Title||Prev. Rank|
|1.||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II||$169,189,427||$169,189,427|
|2.||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||$21,328,545||$302,878,797|
|6.||Winnie the Pooh||$7,857,076||$7,857,076|
|10.||Midnight in Paris||$1,876,588||$41,778,698|
All data courtesy of [Rentrak Corporation]
Drum roll please…Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is now the holder of the top grossing opening weekend, beating out The Dark Knight (Nolan better make Rises kick ass to retake his spot on top). Just how much money does a film need to make in order to beat Deathly Hallows? $170 million. And that’s just in domestic earnings. Deathly Hallows has set records throughout the world, which is quite a triumph. It seems that Harry Potter has gone out on a high note for sure. Transformers 3 held on and came in second, dropping everything down accordingly, while Winnie the Pooh premiered in sixth. Somewhat of a sad opening for the Pooh bear, pulling in less than $8 million. Lastly, Midnight in Paris has proven extremely resilient, coming back from 11 back to 10, making it Woody Allen’s top grossing film. Congrats to you sir.
Another prediction failed, well not entirely. Harry Potter did come in first, but did way better than I expected, by over $70 million in fact. Transformers proved once again to be a bit more popular, managing to rake in $20 million in the face of Potter’s final bow, coming in second, leaving Horrible Bosses and Zookeeper to take their respective places beneath it in third and fourth. This Friday sees Cap making his big screen debut, finishing out the Avengers who will be teaming up next year. Alongside him comes a few indie films as well as Friends With Benefits. Seeing as Harry Potter has been breaking records, I’m thinking it may hold on to it run and come in a close second to Captain America, which will be followed by Friends With Benefits in third, Horrible Bosses, and then the rest will follow accordingly.
Miss Deathly Hallows? Check out our [review] to decided if the finale is worth your attention. If all goes well, you’ll be seeing a First Avenger review by Friday, continuing Moviegeddon 2011. Next week will see one of the last major summer releases, Cowboys & Aliens, and if you’re lucky enough to get to Comic Con this week then you may get a chance to see it before everyone else. Stay cool movie goers!