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Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 sets global opening record

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Story by Jack Foley

AND the records just keep tumbling… Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 has conjured up a record-breaking $475.6 million in world-wide debut, surpassing its own franchise record.

The final instalment in the franchise grossed a massive $475.6 million in its world-wide debut, comfortably beating the previous record set by Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince of $394 million.

Deathly Hallows 2’s opening overseas totalled $307 million, while it earned $168.8 million in North America. Find out more

The figures mark a memorable summer for global box office receipts, as a number of records have been set… only to be broken by Potter.

Earlier in the summer, for instance, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides scored the biggest debut of all time at the international box office with $262 million.

But Deathly Hallows has now safely beaten that number.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon also enjoyed the third-best global bow ever (now fourth). And it enjoyed the best three-day number ever for the July 4 weekend.

But Harry Potter’s magic saw records tumble in just about every country it opened – analysis from which will doubtless start filtering through over the coming days.

Celebrating the news, Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, Warner Bros. president of international distribution, said: “The phenomenal result is a true testament to the universal and timeless appeal of J.K. Rowling’s beloved books. Whether in German, Russian, Spanish, Japanese or any other language, fans everywhere have embraded the finale.”

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