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Harry Potter takes home Rs 150 mn in first weekend

MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, the final adventure of the film series based on the books by J.K. Rowling, had a magic opening weekend at the box office in India.


The first weekend box office collection in India was Rs.150 million, according to. Warner Bros. Pictures India deputy managing director of theatrical Denzil Dias.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 opened on approximately 600 screens.


The opening weekend gross eclipsed the previous record of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 by 37 per cent, which opened on 19 November 2010.


Said Dias, "After a decade of Harry Potter films, the final film is truly a cultural event, and we‘re thrilled to see this powerful response from such a broad range of moviegoers. These incredible results are a testament to the incredible achievement of the filmmakers, cast, and, of course, J.K. Rowling, and should ensure the film series‘ place in history for years to come."


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, reprising their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film‘s ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.


The film was directed by David Yates, and produced by David Heyman, David Barron and J.K. Rowling. Screenwriter Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the book by J.K. Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer.


The film is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
 

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