Harry Potter film grosses $476 mn worldwide

 MUMBAI: After grossing a staggering $168.6 million, Warner Bros.‘ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 notched up the top weekend opening of all time at the domestic box office.

Overseas, the film garnered $307 million thus bringing its worldwide debut to $476 million--the largest on record so far. With this, the film surpassed the $394 million earned by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Deathly Hallows 2 earned $92.1 million on Friday alone, including a record $43.5 million in midnight shows. It grossed another $42.8 million on Saturday, falling by 53 per cent.

Other records set by Deathly Hallows 2 domestically was that it became the only film to have had the largest opening day ever and the largest opening for the franchise. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, incidentally had got in $125 million on its opening day.

The previous record for best weekend opening domestically belonged to Warners‘ The Dark Knight, which grossed $158.4 million in its first three days.

Among the audience, females made up the majority of the audience at 54 per cent while 55 per cent of those buying tickets were over the age of 25.

Deathly Hallows 2 is the first film in the franchise to be released in 3D. It is said that only 4 per cent of the opening gross came from 3D theatres.

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