Saturday, July 16, 2011

Harry Potter and the Holy Cow Box Office

The final installment of the Harry Potter series netted the highest single day gross in history with $92.1 million.  This is including an almost ungodly $40-plus million from midnight showings alone.  It earned nearly $20 million more than it's runner-up, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which rather pathetically held the record at a mere $72 million.  Harry is also ignited the global box office with $249 million worldwide, calling to question if the poster's premise, "It All Ends," will actually be true.

Top Ten Single Day Grosses:
  1. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part II- $92.1
  2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon- $72.7
  3. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse- $68.5
  4. The Dark Knight- $67.1
  5. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen- $62.0
  6. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part I- $61.6
  7. Spider-man 3- $59.8
  8. Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince- $58.1
  9. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest- $55.8
  10. Spider-man 3- $51.3
The keys to a top single day record gross:
  • Be a sequel (all of them are)
  • Be an adaptation of teen-lit (Harry Potter & Twilight)
  • Be a product of Time Warner (Harry Potter, Twilight, The Dark Knight)

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