Unsurprisingly, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Shatters Several Opening Weekend Records Locally

Filipino fans of Harry Potter sent off the film series in a grand and sensational way. An astounding nationwide box office of P155 million was earned in just 4 days. In the process, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” shattered multiple box office records in its opening weekend. Details of Harry Potter's feat are detailed after the jump.

Grossing P117.06-M alone in Metro Manila, the penultimate “Harry Potter” film broke the following records:
  1. Biggest opening weekend all-time for a Warner Bros. title (beating “Superman Returns”)
  2. Best opening weekend ever in the “Harry Potter” franchise (surpassing “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”)
  3. Highest opening weekend of the year for a Warner title (clobbering “Green Lantern”)
  4. Biggest IMAX opening weekend record (moving past “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon”)
The following cinemas posted their best box office receipts:
  1. SM Mall of Asia (P13.14-M including IMAX)
  2. SM North EDSA (P10.35-M including IMAX)
  3. Trinoma (P8.30-M)
  4. SM Megamall (P6.22-M)
  5. SM Cebu (P5.38-M including IMAX)
  6. Glorietta 4 (P5.36-M)
  7. Gateway Cineplex (P4.48-M)
  8. Power Plant (P4.16-M)
  9. Greenbelt 3 (P3.83-M)
  10. SM Southmall (P3.70-M including IMAX)
With the film opening day-and-date in 59 territories, the international box office take was a staggering $307 million, making it the biggest international weekend of all time. Led by record-breaking grosses in the UK ($36.6 million) and Australia ($26.7 million), all markets have performed exceedingly well. Globally, it also broke the IMAX opening weekend record with a worldwide gross of $23.5 million, which includes setting a new record in North America with $15.5 million.

Still playing across the Philippines, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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