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Harry Potter's record-breaking last hurrah: By the numbers
The final film in the franchise casts a wallet-opening spell on moviegoers — busting several box office records in the process
Harry Potter fans hold up signs at a New York premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2": The last installment in the wizarding franchise smashed box-office records this weekend.
Harry Potter fans hold up signs at a New York premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2": The last installment in the wizarding franchise smashed box-office records this weekend.
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ngorgio! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the eighth installment in the $6.3 billion (and counting) Harry Potter franchise, set a slew of box office records this weekend. In its first three days of release, the young wizard's swan song sold out screenings around the world, putting it on track to be the first Potter film to gross more than $1 billion. Just how financially magical was the Deathly Hallows Part 2's opening weekend? Here's a concise data breakdown:

$168.6 million
Opening weekend domestic gross for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, a new box office record

$158.4 million
Opening weekend domestic gross for 2008's The Dark Knight, the previous record-holder

4,375
Number of U.S. theaters showing Deathly Hallows Part 2

4,366
Number of U.S. theaters that screened The Dark Knight on its opening weekend

$307 million
International box office gross for the opening weekend of Deathly Hallows Part 2, another record

$260.4 million
International box office gross for the opening weekend of 2011's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the previous record-holder

59
Number of countries in which Deathly Hallows Part 2 opened this weekend

20,000
Number of screens worldwide on which Deathly Hallows Part 2 played

$475 million
Worldwide gross of Deathly Hallows Part 2

$6.3 billion
Worldwide gross of the entire Harry Potter franchise, also a record

$7.4 billion
Estimated final worldwide box office tally once Deathly Hallows Part 2 completes its theatrical release

$43.5 million
Money earned from midnight screenings of Deathly Hallows Part 2 early Friday morning, a record

3,800
Number of U.S. locations that hosted midnight screenings of Deathly Hallows Part 2

$132 million
Total advanced ticket sales for Deathly Hallows Part 2

$92.1 million
Total domestic gross for all of Friday, a single-day record

$72.7 million
Domestic gross earned by The Twilight Saga: New Moon on a single day in 2009, the previous record-holder

43
Percent of Deathly Hallows Part 2 box office generated by 3D ticket sales

54
Percent of Deathly Hallows Part 2 audience that was female

45
Percent of Deathly Hallows Part 2 audience that was under age 25

97
Current Rotten Tomatoes rating for Deathly Hallows Part 2, meaning 97 percent of critics recommend the movie — one of the highest ratings any film has received this year

Sources: Forbes, International Business Times, LA Times, Rotten TomatoesWall Street JournalWash. Post

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