Harry Potter Conjures Up Box Office Gold

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows part 2, the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise cast a spell with moviegoers, raking in nearly $170 million over the weekend and breaking the previous record opening total held by The Dark Knight ($158.4). The franchise has now grossed $2.177 billion and is very close to surpassing Star Wars ($2.218 billion) as the top grossing franchise on all time. Transformers: Dark of the Moon became the first film of 2011 to pass $300 million, although it looks like The Deathly Hallows 2 will soon be joining them. Click the pic below to enlarge and view the top five movies below.

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2
The last installment of the Harry Potter franchise has a record breaking opening

Top 5 Movies for July 15-17

1. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2$169.2 Million (new)

2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon- $21.3 Mil ($302.9 Mil overall)

3.Horrible Bosses- $17.8 Mil ($60.1 Mil overall)

4.Zookeeper- $12.3 Mil ($42.4 Mil overall)

5. Cars 2- $8.4 Mil ($165.4 Mil overall)

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